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[pct-l] Jethro & Daisy Mae Update in N. Oregon
- Subject: [pct-l] Jethro & Daisy Mae Update in N. Oregon
- From: "Peter T. Grass" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 23:50:16 -0400
Reporting in from the Mount Hood area tonight; two days northbound out of=
Estacada, our hikers have been in patchy snow and swarmed by mosquitoes a=
they have all over Oregon. They are hiking with head nets and sleep ever=
night in a tent as refuge from this year's record crop. They DO NOT
recommend hiking this part of the trail now without the net and tent. =
Tadpole Lake is THE worst mosquitoe area they've encountered. Horrible
conditions there. Overall, the weather has been beautiful; sunny-warm an=
The "Swiss couple" is still with them and plan to remain so all the way t=
Canada where they plan to take Amtrack south to Kennedy Meadows and hike
the Sierra's north. Long time readers of this list will remember that th=
North-bound team skipped the Sierra's due to the snow depth. Jethro &
Daisy Mae undecided if they will do the Sierra's with their friends
South-North or reverse.
The first "South-bounder" they've encountered passed them a few days ago.=
Kevin O'Leary was his name. =
Some "older" trail news they passed on: A stop they made in Bend, OR to
visit the Elk Lake Resort is one they do not advise. They found the folk=
there extremely rude - horrible even! Avoid it. At the other end of the=
spectrum was the Shelter Cove Resort - very nice and friendly service
South of Timothy Lake in the Warmsprings Indian Reservation area the PCT
was being maintained by a group of volunteers from (they thought)
Washington, and they found the trail in excellent condition - these guys
are doing a great job in the maintenance area here. Thanks!
Their equipment is holding up well. Daisy Mae is on pair of boots #3.
Eager for other trail news out there, especially in the Washington area o=
back down in the Sierras. What are you finding?
=46rom a beautiful spot, all of 300 feet in elevation looking over the Ba=
Pete and the Logistics.
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