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On my archery elk hunt I was on The Pacific Crest Trail going for a resupply. Sept. 18? central Cascades. When I met this lady hiker. She told me she had left the Cal. Mex border April 17. She said she was averaging 20 to 24 miles a day. Said she was averaging 15 miles a day when she started. She is 60 years old. She never hiked by herself or through hiked until this trip. Her name is Ginny B she is from Portland,Or. Her trail name is Circle. Her web site is Posthauler.com/GinnyB
10-17-2008, 07:20 PM
Cool story - thanks.
I poked around and found her blog
here (http://postholer.com/journal/viewJournal.php?sid=f9ad566a62896809be16a48b0e2595 8a&entry_id=1646)
Thanks for the link Wanderlustr. I haven't seen it yet. Here is the log from the day we met on the trail.
I set my alarm for 5:15 but didn't hear it and awoke at 5:30. I intended to start at 6 but I am buried in te forest and the only light is that of the moon. I just got back in my tent after checking the water level on the creek - good stones and a log now visible so a ford won't be necessary, just a bit more light.
I am packed and on the trail by 6:40. My first stop is the lava spring a short .3 miles from the start. Great fresh water. The first several hours are fairly leve cruising at 4600 ft. Breakfast is instant potatoes with bacon bits and butter buds at 9:30.
"By 11 I have met four horsemen from Chehalis and Widby Island._ They are taken with my thru-hiking story and take my photo as well as the address for my trail journal. " [ Hey that's us, the day we shot the bear!]
I am feeling strong today and have a sense of being recommitted to completing my journey. Often today I have thought of Michael, Nathan, Chris and Crissie out tonight to celebrate Chris's birthday. Yesterday I was able to reach Chris by cell on my way up the mountain from Trout Lake to wish him a happy birthday.
By 5:30 I am climbing the final 350 feet to Cispus Pass. Currently I am close to tree line with sparse dwarf trees. Continually I am stopping to peer at the surrounding mountains for goats. Finally I think to look above me and am rewarded by the sight of a herd of 20. They are quite high but I attempted to get a photo of them.
This evening I traveled 1.5 miles down the west side of the pass, gathered water from a 20 ft. waterfall and moved on another couple hundred yards to a ridge side cmpsite at about 6000 ft. I hope I will be warm enough.
10-18-2008, 10:02 AM
Interesting and inspiring.
Go, Ginny. Very impressive!
10-20-2008, 08:44 AM
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