Sunday, August 29, 2010

Go Hard and Go Home

BUCKET LIST: Backpack on the Pacific Crest Trail, CHECK!

Our shower needs to be cleaned out from all the dirt we bombared it with yesterday night, and our backpacks still need to be unpacked, but we did it and we are home.

So soon? Yes! For those of you who follow my blog, you know that the plan was a two night, three day trek. However, ominous clouds forced us home early. Good thing too - as soon as we hit the parking lot last night at 6:30, the rain started coming down in sheets. Phew! We cut off a day but we didn't cut off all that much milage logging 25 miles in two days around Three Fingered Jack. We hit it hard, and came home. Here are some pics from our journey -
Last minute carbo-load before the big hike. Not the smartest move but we had a coupon.

Three Fingered Jack

The backside of Three Fingered Jack

Like my jerry-rigged campstove? Inside the sawed-off, drilled tin can was a sterno (cans filled with fuel and wick use to keep catered dishes hot). Great for warming chicken. Not so good for boiling water.
Wasco Lake near where we camped and had lunch.

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  1. The topography is so different from what we get to see around here. I liked the improvised camp stove.

  2. Hi!
    So glad you stopped by my blog for a visit! What a wonderful blog you have here. I signed up as a follower to keep up with you.

  3. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Wish I could have come too!

  4. How about Mother's Day Cortney? I'll plan a trip and we can bring Mom!

  5. Thanks Anil P - but as entertaining as the campstove might look, I wouldn't recomend it! What a bust!