Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013

Day 2: Unmarked campsite n of Cibbets Flat [mp 33.44]

Was up a little after sunrise and on the trail around 7:15 am. After getting to Lake Morena I walked up to the market a bit up the road so I could get some coffee and sunglasses. They were doing electrical work and behind the whole bit of electrical parts I saw the coffeemaker with a pot of what looked to be er, slow roasted, long brewed coffee. I pretended not to see it asked the clerk if they had any coffee, Hoping that there was other. coffee elsewhere. “Sure! Right over there”…

The sunglasses were what I wanted and a deal at $3.99. I asked the clerk if he had a mere and he laughed and he said sure do..and held up a huge wall mirror.

I walked back to Lake Morena to the other end of the park. It was pretty windy so I put my stove in a fire pit and made breakfast. By breakfast i mean dinner food. I’ve done this a lot when traveling if it’s easier to clean up and everything I will make dinner food for breakfast. Plus at the end of the day I just want something easy and don’t want to cook.

Oh, I went to throw away some trash and as I was walking back I saw a crow flying off with some of my bacon! He/she hung around to waiting for me to leave again.

My MP3 player ran out of juice on the way down to Lake Morena, so i rigged up the solar panel to the back of my backpack. It was fully charged about four hours later, so looks like I’ll be able to use one player while the other one recharges.

Speaking of music I actually listened to Bon Jovi’s New Jersey album today too.

Have a strong and energetic walk to Boulder Oaks Campground. Eat lunch under nice tree and then later on met a couple of other hikers, Reed and Atlas. Reed is from Portland too.

I later met Reed a few miles down the trail and we hiked together for awhile. We split up again and when I stopped to do some extended screwing. around with my camera.

Thought about pushing another 18 miles today so I would only have five to do tomorrow and then could have breakfast at the lodge, but my legs were feeling it a bit so I found a flat spot on a ridge and made home for the nights.

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View from inside my home
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Lake Morena
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The store in Lake Morena
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I was trying on sunglasses and asked the clerk if he had a mirror, he laughed and said "yes!"
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Mike Watt would be proud

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9:10am
It was really windy so I had to use the fire pit to put my stove in
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9:13am
Having dinner for breakfast so I don't have to cook tonight where there might not be water

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9:22am
There was more bacon but someone stole it...
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9:25am
That arsehole stole my bacon

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10:06am
Don't have a proper rig setup for the solar panel yet, so I'm using dental floss
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10:11am
My solar rig

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10:24am
I'm pretty sure I camped behind that tree in 1996.

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The new pop tart flavor: "Crushed"

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Interstate 8 in the distance
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Apparently this is the PCT wall

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...and this is for everyone else.
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I think this is Pac-Man with the mohawk eating a telephone receiver.
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You know...they should really turn this into a song.
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My first creek crossing, all two feet of it.
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1:00pm
I took this same picture in 1996.
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Looking south

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Never could fibgure out what this was, maybe some sort of vent for an underground room or something

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another creek crossing

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This campground had cages for your children.
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Charging the phone.
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I think this is the only place where the bus stop is right on the PCT

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Going under Interstate 8

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I\'ve always liked this part of the trail right here. Cora and I actually walked this part of the trail on a tiny day hike in 2007.

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4:21pm
Interstate 8
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Time for the trail to start its long climb to Mt. Laguna

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Kitchen Creek. Sadly it is not recommended to go swimming in due to pesticides from pot farms in the area.

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This guy Reed is from Portland.
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Apparently an army helicopter here crashed here in 2009 right near the trail and left a bunch of unexploded ordinance.

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I think this is the crash site.

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Token flower shot.
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Where home is tonight.
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Dessert

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and Dinner