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[pct-l] PCT 2002 Questions-Some answers
- Subject: [pct-l] PCT 2002 Questions-Some answers
- From: email@example.com (Ken & Marcia Powers)
- Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 17:12:18 -0800
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> DO stop at VVR rather than Muir Ranch. You'll meet some nice people
Agreed. One of the great stops on the PCT.
> << I think the longest stretch of trail without natural water sources is
> Sounds about right. And that stretch is not in the southern Cal desert.
> those just now planning their 2002 hike, please be aware that we're
> about the Hat Creek Rim.
> << I would see Trail Angel stashes as 'extra' water. I'd hate to be
> it and find it not there.
> Once again, amen to that! All right, it's usually there thanks to a bunch
> really dedicated Trail Angels. You can thank them personally by coming to
> the ADZPCTKOP at Lake Morena, and contributing to their efforts.
We did find the water stash between Scissors Crossing and Barrel Springs dry
in 2002. And a group of 10 - 12 hikers in front of us found it empty also.
So if the stash had had another 3 gallons of water - well it probably
wouldn't have made a difference to us. We just camped near the stash, and
headed for Barrel Springs early the next morning. Not a serious problem.
This may not be the longest stretch without water, but it seemed like it to
me in 2000. Probably the So. California desert heat had a lot to do with it!
We still appreciated the water caches and the angels who supplied them.
We planned on a big water carry at Hat Creek Rim. We hiked 32 miles that day
and got into camp carrying over a liter of water.