Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

Day 90: South of Peavine Creek [mp 1435.93]

Woke up around 4:45am and my first thought was “yes! It is way too dark to take photos, I can go back to sleep”.

Got out of the tent around 5:30am and made coffee. There was a fisherman’s truck parked at the other end of the bridge. I walked out onto the bridge, sat down, and had my morning coffee. The truck soon left and I took a bunch of photos of all shapes and sorts.

Before I left I went down the steep hill to the water. I was glad I did because the water was pretty still and it made for some good photos. I went under the bridge where it is bolted to the hill and you can see the expansion joints. The bridge is mounted essentially on rollers so it can literally roll around the mounts as it gets hot or cold.

Finally about 9:30am I was back on the PCT. Rolled back into Burney Falls State Park for the second time around 11:00am or so. Texas Poo, Soulshine, and a few other folks were there. They were with a hiker named Gavin whom I had not me before. Spitfire was there. We all hung out on the side of the store for a chunk of the day. I ended up taking a nap next to a picnic table since I was so tired.

We mostly were all just waiting out the heat. Spitfire mentioned that some hikers were over at the Visitor center. Somehow the guy who I had butted heads with online came up. Spitfire told me that it was a bit of a joke that the guy was doing. I had mixed feelings about this in that life is short, so getting people all riled up and wasting their time I find kind of an jerk move. Whatever, not worth wasting more time thinking about it.

I ended up leaving in the afternoon. The trail crossed the Lake Britton Dam which was kind of cool. Had to take a break at Rock Creek and rest. I made some dinner so I could pretend I had to stop for a reason other than being tired. Leaving the creek there was a cool waterfall. It basically fell down several feet into this hidden pool, to which the pool emptied into another waterfall.

I hiked until dark where I found a flat spot off the trail and made camp.

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Where the tracks used to be.
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Going out onto the bridge at night.
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Doing the Frankie Teardrop Headphone Challenge.

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My camp for the night, right where they are arguing whether or not to go over the bridge in the movie.
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Morning coffee
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Morning coffee on the bridge
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Hanging my camera over the edge to get some video.
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The expansion joints under the bridge
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Tree crashed through part of the bridge
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Goodbye to the bridge

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Burney Falls

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No, I am not on the toilet while charging my phone, nope.
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View from my nap spot.

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Texas Poo was doing laundry and wearing this skin colored underwear around...it was turning a lot of heads (and people away he said).

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The campground host is really setup.
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Lake Britton dam.
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Dinnertime at Rock Creek

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The waterfall went into a pool, which led into another waterfall not pictured.

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The sign said ".1 mile", someone added a step count.

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This tree was huge
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So was this one.