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Tagged With: Trout Lake

Day 124: A Morning Nero

September 1, 2015
Crest Horse Camp – Trout Lake (2205.8) to Deer Lake (2216.7)
10.9 PCT miles today
2253.7 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 2,149 ft, – 828 ft

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It only took us 2,200 miles and 4 months to finally figure out how to make the most of a nero. In the past, we’ve almost always taken afternoon neros, where we would hike in the morning, be picked up between noon and 2, spend the afternoon and night in town, and then get back on trail the next morning. But just recently we’ve started taking morning neros, first in Bend, then in Portland, and now today. This nero was our first of this kind with Mama Bear and we loved it. We got picked up at the end of our day yesterday, had the night to eat, get clean, relax a bit and sleep, and then had all morning to sleep in, make breakfast and sit around feeling refreshed and being incredibly productive. Our afternoon miles flew by and now we’re back in our tent, feeling rested, clean, and more than ready to face the next 86 miles to White Pass. more

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Day 123: The Return of Mama Bear

August 31, 2015 (23rd Re-Ration – Trout Lake)
Trout River (2184.3) to Crest Horse Camp – Trout Lake (2205.8)
21.5 PCT miles today
2242.8 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 4,822 ft, – 3,077 ft

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Today is one of those days that ended drastically different than it began. We woke up this morning to a damp, cold tent, put on damp, cold clothes, and then stepped out into a damp, cold world. It was hard to tell if it was even raining or not because there was so much water dripping from the trees and the air seemed infused with it. There was little that we were looking forward to and the miles dragged by as I alternately shivered and sweated my way up and over mountains and rivers. more

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Day 84: They Can’t All Be a Winners

July 23, 2015
Burney Falls State Park (1423.6)
0 PCT miles today
1458.0 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 0 ft, – 0 ft

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I’m just going to say it. Today was a horrible, no good, very bad day. I spent the whole day trying (and failing) to stay off my feet, Mama Bear spent the whole day wrestling with the state park’s wifi while trying to get some work done, and Pickles spent the whole day feeling bored and antsy because he’s stuck here waiting but his body is primed for walking. The three of us made a grumpy lot today, and the worst part of all is we’ve yet to see any positive progress being made on the infection in my foot. more

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