PCT - Old 99 Towards Pilot Rock 1-11-17

With all the woosies begging off for minor reasons like surgery, Far Eastern vacations, and basking on a beach in Hawaii, it was up to your leadership, Dan and John, to keep up the Group's good name. We decided to tackle the PCT from Old Highway 99 to Redding but came up somewhat short. The snow was deep and there were a few obstacles along the way but it was an enjoyable sojourn. I know from experience that it was far more fun than either a root canal or gum surgery.

With temperatures in the low 30s we had first tracks in roughly 3' of fairly soft snow. It wasn't uncommon to have our poles plunge in all the way to the grips. I suggested to Dan that he augment the mileage by the vertical required for each step in the deep snow. On the outbound we punched in an amazing 0.4 MPH. Coming back in our own tracks was much faster and we finished up with an overall average of 1.2 MPH.

We returned from soaking up the sun and had a good lunch at Brothers in Ashland.

Ashland Hiking Home

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