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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We are posted up a Crater Lake at moment. A fire...

We are posted up a Crater Lake at moment. A fire above us (18 miles north) has trail closed for several miles. Back in cali/Oregon bother there is a big fire. Lots of hikers evacuated yesterday off...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 09:41 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
The Toddy House. 1095966

The Toddy House.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Big up date. After several days of resting in...

Big up date. After several days of resting in north Tahoe, we got back on the trail at Donner Pass and made the 42 mile hike to Sierra City. The trail was not overly tough and my right foot now feels...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2022, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Darn Tough… there is one thing every long...

Darn Tough… there is one thing every long distance hiker agrees on….That is Darn Tough sox. I am wearing them on the PCT now. The lifetime warranty is legit as well… I have replaced mine several...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2022, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We are resting at a friends place in north Tahoe...

We are resting at a friends place in north Tahoe and will get back in the PCT at Truckee. There may be a side trip to the Truckee River tommorow for trout.

While I am sitting here, I am not going...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
1094748 I thought I would also share this...

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I thought I would also share this picture of a “big” Golden I caught a while back high up in the John Muir section of the Sierras. In the streams they are plentiful, but they do not get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
1094728 Inside the hut. The fireplace was...

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Inside the hut. The fireplace was plugged many years ago which is funny because there is no wood to burn within miles. Hikers are not supposed to camp inside hut, but I know many that did....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
John Muir Hut. It’s an emergency shelter. It was...

John Muir Hut. It’s an emergency shelter. It was build in 1930. I will post sone interior pictures. No one can answer why this is the only pass with a shelter… we definitely could have used one on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Bugz was kinda a nickname she picked up prior to...

Bugz was kinda a nickname she picked up prior to the hike. So she brought it to the trail. My trail name is The Dude. I picked it up when I did the AT. While I don’t feel I am worthy of being The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2022, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Wow! I was pretty happy with it, but did not...

Wow! I was pretty happy with it, but did not realize it qualified as a trophy. I def need to stop and fish more!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
If I am not mistaking, that picture is a brookie?

If I am not mistaking, that picture is a brookie?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
1094397 I love this thread. I posted this...

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I love this thread. I posted this pic in my semi-live PCT hike thread, but figured I would post here as well. I am walking the Pacific Crest Trail this summer with my wife and carrying a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
1094393 Dorthy Lake - the farthest north...

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Dorthy Lake - the farthest north Yosemite goes on the PCT. The picture does not do this justice, I was beautiful. The hike leading up to the lake was gradual, but the snow-melt mosquito...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
1094392 The fly rod stayed packed the last...

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The fly rod stayed packed the last several days. The last 80 miles have been tough and the streams looked only good. I caught many Brook Trout prior to getting to Tuolumme Meadows (in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
1094386 1094387 Coming over Sonora Pass...

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Coming over Sonora Pass yesterday. Sonora Pass is considered the end of the Sierras (as far as the PCT is concerned). The Pass was amazing. We camped about 1,500 feet below the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
1094385 Bugz and I at the 1,000 mile mark on...

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Bugz and I at the 1,000 mile mark on the trail. The 1,000 mark is in the back country of Yosemite. We were walking through Yosemite for approx 8 days. It’s incredible how remote we were....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Thank you for jumping in. It’s been good so far....

Thank you for jumping in. It’s been good so far. Definately see how this is easier for the younger kids! As far as book… nah, just a good old semi-live thread on Tbh. Trying to load sone recent pics....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We made it out of the Sierras (via Sonora pass)...

We made it out of the Sierras (via Sonora pass) and are testing at Kennedy Meadows North - a pack station/general store/camp. I feel like I am in texas… full on horse and mule people here. Last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
^ came back in to say. When the JMT hike boils to...

^ came back in to say. When the JMT hike boils to the top of your bucket list… PM me snd I can assist in planning and provide some definite dos and dont’s. I now have been thru this section 2x and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 10:15 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We are basically in the section where the JMT and...

We are basically in the section where the JMT and PCT are one trail. That last 10 days or so has been JMT/PCT including the big passes. We do Donahue Pass in a day or so … That also is a JMT/PCT...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Thank You! So far it’s been great. There has...

Thank You! So far it’s been great. There has definitely been challenges.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
The Muir Pass (11,900 feet) had the most snow,...

The Muir Pass (11,900 feet) had the most snow, but the skies were clear that day. The Muir Pass is the only pass with a stone structure (John Muir Hut). The hut was built in 1931. We trudged through...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
The haul up to Pinchot Pass (12,100 feet) was...

The haul up to Pinchot Pass (12,100 feet) was long. Total elevation gain was 3,500 over 7 miles to the pass. About 1/2 mile from the top we stared to have snow. We pressed on. At the pass we realized...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Mosquitoes and volatile weather up on the passes...

Mosquitoes and volatile weather up on the passes have cut into my fishing time. However, I have had some great stops including sone spots with 20+ catches. All are small. I did land one Gokden that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
I’ll weigh in. It’s great cut in half with a cold...

I’ll weigh in. It’s great cut in half with a cold Bud Light or, as previously mentioned, in a Michalada. It’s not the kinda beer that one would crush a sixer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
First reception in 10 days. We are through the...

First reception in 10 days. We are through the big passes of the high sierras. Last 10 days have been tough… snow, sleet, rain, lightning. Really crazy weather on passes (we have been at 10,000 feet...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Thank you. We are def feeling our bodies...

Thank you. We are def feeling our bodies reacting. We both lost weight and hiker hunger has kicked in. We are both trying to eat good while here in Bushop, it is tough to carry enough calories out on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Thanks. I enjoy doing the updates. We are...

Thanks. I enjoy doing the updates. We are resupplying and resting in Bishop. New shoes, fix leak in sleeping pad, bs with other hikers at hostel, drink beer, rest, buy food for 7 days, drink beer at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
I wanted also to make this a separate post. June...

I wanted also to make this a separate post. June 6th was a big climbing day. Stuff bounces around in one’s head during the day and of course on June 6th it turned to thinking about the sacrifices...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We have made to 80 mile hike from Kennedy Meadows...

We have made to 80 mile hike from Kennedy Meadows to Kearsarge Pass (taking us out to Independence, CA). We are posted up the road in Bishop, CA at a hostel called The Hostel California or THC for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Internet is not good… sorry if these get posted...

Internet is not good… sorry if these get posted 2x

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Pics from last stretch and Kennedy Meadows. Lots...

Pics from last stretch and Kennedy Meadows. Lots of climbing, but it was worth it. I just got good Intel on trout from a former Parks guy. I am good to go!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We have made it into Kennedy Meadows (mile 702)...

We have made it into Kennedy Meadows (mile 702) and are hanging at the Kennedy Meadows General Store among with a slew of other hikers. We are all re-supplying and getting prepped to go into the high...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2022, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We are all set to get back in the PCT at Walker...

We are all set to get back in the PCT at Walker Pass this am. After a few days in Kernville we are fresh and ready to tackle the last 50 miles of what is called the desert portion of the hike. We...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2022, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
The public/private land challenge would be a real...

The public/private land challenge would be a real challenge, but…. It’s doable. Most of the PCT runs through state and fed lands, but we have hiked through private as well (I am not sure what...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2022, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Excited. My set up is light … #2 rod. The entire...

Excited. My set up is light … #2 rod. The entire setup …. Rod, reel and flies weighs in at less than 10 ounces. Some other hikers are packing Tenkara rods. If we get into a big brown… that might be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2022, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Will do! Bummed… my fly rod is in route to...

Will do! Bummed… my fly rod is in route to Kennedy Meadows… so no fly fishing yet. Another hiker told me there is a fly shop, so I will get my license taken care of there. I plan to carry the fly rod...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2022, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Thanks for following along! We jumped off trail...

Thanks for following along! We jumped off trail to take break. We are going to a town called Kernville. We will chill there for Fri snd sat and then get a ride to Walker Pass Sunday to do the last 50...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2022, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Correct.. I went solo on AT. Doing PCT was her...

Correct.. I went solo on AT. Doing PCT was her idea! I did not have to sell her. It’s def a different hike managing 2 peoples needs, paces, emotions and tolerances, but so far we are doing good. We...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2022, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
There is an app. It was Gut Hooks and recently...

There is an app. It was Gut Hooks and recently has changed the name to Far Out. There are all of the major trails available. It is gps oriented, so you know exactly where you are. Way-points and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2022, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
It’s pretty amazing. Sone of the trail angels...

It’s pretty amazing. Sone of the trail angels have hiked, but many (so far) have not. The man yesterday said he was a fan of hikers. We also relied on water caches in the last stretch. These are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2022, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Glad you are in! Yup… 6 years. I feel those 6...

Glad you are in! Yup… 6 years. I feel those 6 years every day out here!!! I would say 70% of all hikers out here are under 30! It’s tough to try to keep up with the young ones, but we are making it....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2022, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We are taking a zero here in Tehachapi. Many...

We are taking a zero here in Tehachapi. Many hikers came in…. Hotel in town is loaded with hikers. We all have that look…the pool will be the place to be. We are contemplating by-passing a mile or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2022, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
We came off of the trail yesterday at a road...

We came off of the trail yesterday at a road crossing that lead to Tenachapi, CA. The last 3 days have been as hot as one would expect the Mojave Desert could be. That and windy (hence the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Thank you. Now all we need to do is get through...

Thank you. Now all we need to do is get through about 175 miles of stuff like this… and then into the Sierras.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 12:03 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
500 miles! We crossed the 500 mile mark...

500 miles! We crossed the 500 mile mark yesterday!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 12:15 AM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Quick update. We are in Acton, CA … we completed...

Quick update. We are in Acton, CA … we completed the Wrightwood to Acton slog and crossed over the 400 mile marker in the process. The slog included high desert (snow) and low desert (extreme heat)....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2022, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Forgot to post this one from Cajon Pass, CA…....

Forgot to post this one from Cajon Pass, CA…. This one should be interest to all…

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2022, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
Quick update from Wrightwood, CA. The last 2 days...

Quick update from Wrightwood, CA. The last 2 days we did about 25 miles from I-15 to Wrightwood. Elevation went from 3,000 feet to 8,500 feet. The scenic difference between Cajon Pass and Wrightwood...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2022, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Anvilheadtexas
the kindness and hospitality blows me away. We...

the kindness and hospitality blows me away. We climbed about 4,500 feet yesterday and at the end of the climb there was a trail angels on a forest service road offering Cokes and Coors Light. I had...
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