Don on June 29th, 2016

Wednesday: (06/29) We were up early, enjoyed the motel breakfast and were on the road. We got home about 1030.I wanted a good Burrito for lunch to replace the miserable one I had from the RV Park store. We all had lunch from the El Gruelense Taqueria down the street. Relaxed all afternoon. Leftovers for […]

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Don on June 28th, 2016

Tuesday: (06/28) I decided not to wait at the Subway Cave for pickup. I toured the cave then hiked on down 4 more miles to Hat Creek RV Resort. I arrived about 0930. I enjoyed an ice cream and a root beer. I showered and washed my clothes. I was then ready for public smelling. I […]

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Don on June 27th, 2016

Monday: (06/27) I was up at 0515 on trail 0640. More hot rocky uphill trail. I stopped for several long breaks. At the Lost Creek trailhead I hiked down the steep trail and brought up 6.5 liters of nice cold creek water. Others may carry 1-2 liters, I carried 12 and added 6.5 on the same […]

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Don on June 26th, 2016

Sunday: (06/26) Started early and enjoyed seeing the geese I’d been hearing all evening and night out on the lake with come pelicans. Really pretty small lakes. On the right is hte last good water for the next 25 miles. The trail wandered across some grassy valley bottom then up onto the Hat Creek Rim. […]

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Don on June 25th, 2016

Saturday: (06/25) Up sort of early but after my other camp mates had packed and left. I washed my clothes at the wash trays by the showers and hung them to dry. I then walked out to see the falls. Three views of the falls. From the top (left) and middle of the trail to […]

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Don on June 24th, 2016

Friday: (06/23) I was on trail at 0630. I wanted to get here before the store closed at 2000. Passed Rock Creek Falls about 4 mile before getting to MacArthur Burney Falls. Britton lake and dam above, about two miles before Burney Falls. Enjoyed a rootbeer float and a Philly sandwich for dinner. I also picked […]

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Don on June 23rd, 2016

Thursday: (06/23) On trail 0710. 2 miles to the top. The rest of the miles were supposed to be rolling and generally down. They seemed more like they were generally up. It doesn’t matter my direction, it’s always up. The white flowers above left are a favorite of the bumble bees. On the right is […]

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Don on June 22nd, 2016

Wednesday: (06/22) On trail at 0725. Nice weather. 3000′ climb today. Nice break by the McCloud River. I camped at Deer Creek Spring, real cold high flow spring with a single campsite. MM1459. GPS: 41.135484, -121.985971 Today I met the following NoBo hikers: Alaska, Geeko He jumped up to Truckee), Flu (through hiker), Gazelle (Jumped to Sonora), […]

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Don on June 21st, 2016

Tuesday: (06/21) Another Mt Shasta View. On the way up the hill I kept hearing bulldozers and chain saws. On the mountain across the valley is an example of the logging activity. The log little circles every few years and it seems to work more naturally the clear cutting. Long lunch and foot soak at […]

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Don on June 20th, 2016

Monday: (06/20) Arrived in Dunsmuir at 0500. No breakfast on the train until 0700 and I wanted a non trail breakfast to start. The only all night restaurant was 3 miles North of town. So off I went to Penny’s Diner. I enjoyed my OK breakfast and tried a little to hitch but no takers. […]

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