Day 63 – 23 mi – PCT mile 1277

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Start: tentsite at 1254

End: Clear Creek

Miles covered: 23

PCT mile marker: 1277/2652

Highlight: Reaching the top of the morning climb, with fantastic views over the town of Quincy.

Biggest challenge: The rattlesnakes are back! Some of these Northern California segments have been hotter than most of the desert section in May. When I went toward a large rock to sit and take a break, I noticed a rattlesnake curled up just next to it. I jumped back at the last minute, and I think the snake was just as startled as I was. And no, I did not follow it around the rock to try for a photo, like *some* people I know.

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4 thoughts on “Day 63 – 23 mi – PCT mile 1277

  1. You talkin’ about me?…..OK…..so I took a photo…..it really was a nice specimen of a black-tailed rattlesnake, and I just happened to see it near its easternmost geographic range in Big Bend National Park. While it rattled at us, nobody got bit, and we let it go on its merry way.

  2. Having been bitten twice, I have a deep respect for these critters. Best left alone! I like watching them but have no desire to meet any more of them up close and personal! Be Careful and Be Safe Out There! Hardcharger

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