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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hiking in Big Basin Redwoods Park

Summer solstice. 11 mile hike. Insufficient drinking water. Hmm...you can imagine how it must've been. This was my first "long" hike. I've been doing 4-5 mile hikes. This was a little unplanned. That's why we ran out of water midway. Ouch! Not a good thing but it wasn't as bad as it sounds.

The highlight was Berry Creek Falls (pic below) which was exactly midway. A refreshing stop considering that the trail took us up-down..up-down..Sore feet and knees were inevitable at the end of the day. All in all, I'm glad I did this trail (Skyline-to-the-Sea -> Berry Creek -> Sunset). The best part was Kelly Creek that flows along the Skyline trail. At some points there are small rocks on which you can relax and dip your feet in the cool water.

2 comments:

veena said...

great beginning.pics are good.
next time carry a good back pack which has an inbuilt water bag!

M. D. Vaden of Oregon said...

Sometimes we drink from the creeks, but mainly when they are in remote areas.

I started to carry a small drinking straw with 2 micron filter and cup. The filter is about the size of a waterproof match container. Handy when water is known to be along the hike.

Cheers,

MDV
Oregon
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