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Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby Hetchy » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:16 pm

Hi Y'all! It's your old buddy Hetchy at mile 780 on the PCT. Just survived Mt Whitney and the climb over Forester Pass in whiteout conditions. My blog is on Postholer.com I am user Matt Edwards.
I have some pictures there. I wish I could post more but my time is running short on this here public computer. I am totally stoked to finally be travelling the Sierra after 700 miles of desert hiking!. Though I gotta tell you the San Jacintos and Mt Jenkins environs were pretty spectacular.
I am zeroing in Bishop for a few days to recover some body weight and sew my gear back together after the 5 days of snow and hail on the way up. I will be back on trail at Kearsarge pass Saturday and on my way towards Mammoth which is my next resupply.
Hope to see some HST peeps out on those trails.. don't let that snow scare you away.. just make snowcones with it! :D
Lots of love to you all and thanks again for all your input during the planning stages of my hike as well as alleviating some of my prehike angst by tolerating my ramblings.(When don't I ramble?!)
I will check back when I am in Mammoth.. that is if they have computers there. Ha! :D
Cheers-Iceaxe (Hetchy) :D :D :D
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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby ERIC » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:27 pm

Great to hear from you! Glad to hear the trip is going well. Man, am I ever jealous... :)
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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby The Other Tom » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:54 pm

Yeah for Hetchy ! Sounds like you're having a good trip
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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:58 pm

Go Hetchy! Bring me some snow cones back. Be safe and have fun!
By the way you have thunderstorms, and snow at higher elevations, thru Wed
at least.
Weird weather for June!
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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby copeg » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:23 pm

Great to hear from you! Sounds like the trip of a lifetime is going great for you...keep the updates coming!
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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby ndwoods » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:57 pm

Well done and have more fun!:)
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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby ERIC » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:22 pm

maverick wrote:Go Hetchy! Bring me some snow cones back. Be safe and have fun!
By the way you have thunderstorms, and snow at higher elevations, thru Wed
at least.
Weird weather for June!


No joke. Good thing you were hardcore about testing your gear at home before the trip! LOL
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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby Rosabella » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:08 am

Pretty darn cool Hetchy!!!! \:D/ 760 Miles!!!

Can't wait to see some pictures, hopefully you might be able to post some at Mammoth.... that is, of course, if they have computers ;)
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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby rlown » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:28 am

Hetchy, Your postholer blog is awsome. 34 miles in a day!!!! amazing.

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Re: Howdy from the Pacific Crest Trail

Postby mpdillon » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:40 am

Hetchy,
Glad to read your trail report. I will be leaving Agnew Meadows on Wed for 1000 island lake. If you see a father/son team who looks lost, say hi. It'll probably be my son and me.

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