Lake Helen, Where We Camped for the Previous Night

Day 12. Thursday, August 2, 2007

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Start: Lake Helen

Miles Hiked: 21.2

Stop: Bluff Lake

(N 41 20.837, W 122 33.629)

Audio Journal

Its been an exhausting day. We started a little late. Started hiking at 7:30. We took a different route back to the trail from Helen Lake. We had to go cross country to get back to the trail, so we started on the PCT at 8:00am.

Lot of hiking. Amazing views. Lot of crest hiking. We took lunch at another beautiful lake, named Porcupine lake.

I talked to Carol at a rare place where we found cell service.

Just a long day of hiking. Very tired.

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Morning at Helen Lake.
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A view of Helen Lake as we get ready to leave.
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A view of Helen Lake from above, as we hike back to Trinity Divide.
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Back on top of the world.
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Can't wait to see what’s on the other side.
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It's typical PCT Crest line.
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Our friend Shasta. Rain?
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I Love it on top.
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The top toward the South.
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Here, on top, we have a rare case of cell coverage.
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The hills and mountains never stop.
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A pretty lake (Dreadfall?). One of the few that the PCT gets close to.
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The PCT has every type of terrain you can imagine.
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A lake we camped out. Had to descend about 300 feet to be here.
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Another view of our lake.
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A third view of our lake, and me (zoom in to see).