Don on September 8th, 2016

Thursday: (09/08)  Lou made pear and honey waffles for breakfast. Green salad for lunch. I relaxed and worked on photos, Facebook posts and my blog all day. I made corned beef hash and eggs for dinner. Friday: (09/09) In the morning we were gardening outside. Breakfast at Stacks in Redwood City. They have gluten free pancakes […]

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Don on September 7th, 2016

Wednesday: (09/07) Breakfast burrito and tea at the Keys Cafe near the motel. I returned to the motel and attended a webinar via my phone, first time on a tiny screen. It worked well. I left the motel at 1115 and walked the mile or so to the bus station and confirmed it’s the right […]

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Tuesday: (09/06) On trail 0730. Only one climb then later a lot of steps down. Arrived at Highway 50, MM1091, at 1215. I called for a ride from a hiker service who delivered me to Motel 6 and showed me where Amtrak picks up nearby. I cleaned up and washed my clothes. In the evening […]

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Don on September 5th, 2016

Monday: (09/05) Up late at 0618. My fellow camper then arose. She is from Seattle, doing PCT Section. She said she does the Pacific West Trail, on Vancouver Island every year. On trail 0735. Nice, no breeze but a bit nippy. Above left photo near last nights camp. It was dark when I arrived. Met […]

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Don on September 4th, 2016

Sunday: (09/04) Cold wind this morning made putting away the tent interesting. I also deferred my morning potty break until I got lower out of the wind and where there were some trees. Gusty wind all day. Nice this evening. Lots of day Hikers today. The trail really doesn’t curve on these panoramic photos. it’s […]

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Don on September 3rd, 2016

Saturday: (09/03) Lots of people coming in from Highway 4 to camp for the weekend. Likewise busy campsites. I like the multiple mountain ridges in the photo on the right. A day usually involves climbing up and down two or three ridge lines. My campsite. I love the clouds in the top two panorama photos. I […]

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Don on September 2nd, 2016

Friday: (09/02) Had the motel breakfast, cereal, mini-muffin, and OJ. Headed off East on Highway 108. I was dropped off at Sonora Pass at 1015. It started with a three mile climb over the ridge. Then there was a nice six mile downhill. There were a lot of big rocks on the trail much of […]

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Don on September 1st, 2016

Thursday: (09/01) Lou was off to an appointment in the morning. We were on the road by 1030. We stopped for lunch at the Golden Corral, per usual. A stop at the cheese factory in Escalon, California was fun. We enjoyed the house cat, their goats, and the koi. We also toured an antique shop. […]

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