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July 20th, 2006
03:46 am
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Back from the trail
kadyg and I have returned from our Donner Pass to Sierra City leg of the PCT (the California guidebook's Section L, for those keeping track at home). I'd been half-fearing getting back on the trail, but even though at times we hit the mosquitos/snow/heat trifecta, it was a pretty pleasant hike, and I found out that the two weeks at home haven't softened me nearly as much as I had expected.

Full write-up (and more photos!) later. For now, just the highlights: Sleeping at the Peter Grubb hut; running for my life from mosquitoes the next morning; views from below of two mountains we've both previously climbed; slogging through snow patches on an 80-degree day; climbing Mount Lacey (as a 50-yard detour from the trail); kadyg getting a ride back to our car from Jackson Meadows Reservoir after developing knee problems; kadyg missing a hot, rocky descent during the last 11 miles, but using the time to play trail angel for some of the dozen thru-hikers in or near Sierra City; and this:

A Sierra sunset
A Sierra sunset: Kady and I at camp, Day 83. Taken atop the north ridge of some unnamed peak about 6 trail miles shy of Jackson Meadow Reservoir.

Also, happy birthday to me.

Current Location: home
Current Mood: cheerful29
Current Music: "Fable of a Chosen One," David Nelson Band
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Date:July 20th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Baxibaby.

Date:July 20th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Date:July 20th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!

Happy Birthday bro!!! Thinking of you so much today and wishing you the very best...I'm so proud of you! Love you, have the best birthday!
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Date:July 20th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
Question... today... July 20th is your birthday?!?! First off happy birthday and second the reason for my surprise is because my son is officially 2 as of today. Yes it is his birthday too! *hugs*
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Date:July 20th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yep, today! Happy mutual birthday to your little one!
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Date:July 20th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
And a very happy birthday to you and yours, sir!
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Date:July 21st, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
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Date:July 21st, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Hey; happy belated birthday, man.
Date:July 22nd, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
I may be late, but happy birthday my friend. I wish both of you a wonderful rest of the year, after which I will wish you another wonderful year... etc etc untill the end of existance :)
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