The Trail is Still Hot After the Rim

Day 3. Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Start: Past Castle-Falls River Mills Road

Miles Hiked: 8.3

Stop: Town of Burney

(N 40 53.192, W 121 39.291)

Audio Journal

Last night was one of the worst nights we have ever spent on the PCT. It was too hot to sleep; and too hot to get into our bags. The bugs bothered us all night. We didnít have a tent to set up to protect us from the bugs.

But, dinner last night was really good: angle hair pasta with tunaÖ Got on the trail and hiked four miles to get to water. But, Ken and I got separated because I didnít stop at an obvious river. It took about an hour to recover and find each other. Now we have a rule that if either of us leaves the trail, we will leave one of our walking sticks on the trail.

The water was at a PG&E plant. Actually it was a very old power station that is still in operation. We donít have pictures to show, but it was neat.

After PG&E we hiked another 4 miles to a highway, where we got picked up by a really nice guy who works at the hotel where we are staying tonight.

We got to the hotel at 12:30 pm, and had the rest of the day to do chores and enjoy the town. Our supply box was way too big, so we decided to send a lot of stuff home. At about 1:30, we had a huge meal. Then another meal for dinner. At dinner Ken felt sick, so he went back to the hotel. We boxed up his dinner.

After dinner, I had a nice, long talk with Carol. Later, during the night, Ken felt better, and ate his dinner out of the box.

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Mt. Shasta in the distance. As I said before, we saw Mt. Shasta every day of this years hike.
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Ken's long shadow. Its early.
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We are off of the rim, but still hot and dry.
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For once, I am ahead of Ken!
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Tree or Bush? I guess tree.