Day 111

Nov 6

There were so many cool bridges on the trail, and I was always so grateful that I didn’t have to ford the streams or rivers they crossed.  Some like this one must be very expensive to install.  Helicopters must have been involved.

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In some places, this was a common occurrence.  But, most of the trails in CA are clear  Oregon and Washington had some sections where you had to cross 30 – 40 blow down trees on the trail in a day.  Some, like this one is easy to get past.  Some start out looking impossible to pass, but there’s always a way.

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This is another favorite position I use for breaks.  I find a big fat tree on the side of the trail and straddle it, then lean back on my pack.  It’s like a recliner chair and quite comfortable; though sometimes the bark can be rough on the butt.  Boy, that hat is screwed up from machine washing.  Still works though…

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All the following are morning shots.  Damn those water droplets!!!!!!!!

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Bill (Blackhawk Down)

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