Monthly Archives: October 2009

Wallace Creek to Guitar Lake

Wallace Creek to Guitar Lake 9/4/09; Distance Traveled = 7.1 miles Jon and I are in no particular hurry today.   We have 7 miles to cover before dinner, and then if the weather permits and the Smithsonian Hut is unlocked … Continue reading

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Upper Vidette Meadow to Wallace Creek

Upper Vidette Meadow to Wallace Creek 9/3/09; Distance Traveled = 15.8 miles The trail climbs gradually, mostly through forest, alongside and sometimes quite close to Bubbs Creek.  Feeling recharged, Jon credits last night’s fire, we hike at a fast pace … Continue reading

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Sawmill Pass Trail Junction to Upper Vidette Meadow

Sawmill Pass Trail Junction to Upper Vidette Meadow 9/2/09; Distance Traveled = 17.5 miles I wake up and lie quietly waiting for Jon to stir.  He likewise is lying quietly.  We continue this cat and mouse game for maybe a … Continue reading

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Lower Palisades Lake to Sawmill Pass Trail Junction

Lower Palisades Lake to Sawmill Pass Trail Junction 9/1/09; Distance Traveled = 16.1 miles I again sleep late; think my body is demanding extra rest and recovery in reaction to the 20 mile days.  Once up, compared with how tired … Continue reading

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Evolution Lake to Lower Palisades Lake

Evolution Lake to Lower Palisades Lake 8/31/09; Distance Traveled = 24.8 miles I wake later than usual, sunlight already creeping down the faces of Mts Mendel and Darwin.  The good news is I am sleeping well, the bad news, today … Continue reading

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Marie Lake to Evolution Lake

Marie Lake to Evolution Lake 8/30/09; Distance Traveled = 21.7 miles Today is a big day.  First, I pass the halfway mark and am now fully confident, barring an injury, I will complete the hike.  I never doubted my ability … Continue reading

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Vermillion Valley Resort to Marie Lake

Vermillion Valley Resort to Marie Lake 8/29/09; Distance Traveled = 14.4 miles I wake up, but lie in bed not wanting to disturb my roommates.  I hear the hum of the generator so I know it is sometime after 6 … Continue reading

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