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John "3C" Casterline
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Begins: Apr 28, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Jul 30th, 2015
Daily Distance: 12
Trip Distance: 2,292.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 413
Journal Visits: 158,474
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Guestbook Entrys: 357

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Pacific Crest Trail Map

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Wellll, it's official - it's over. I am coming off the trail and don't plan on coming back this year nor any year. Yesterday I mentioned that the UP was some of the gnarliest I have seen in the lower 48 and I was being gracious. At one point 2 days ago, I could only take 15 steps and then I had to rest. I expect more of the same in all sections remaining. Even the day before was killer for me and it was only 2200' of vertical.

Why do I have have so much trouble going up hills? I will probably never know. I don't think I have ever passed any one going up hill. I remember one time I saw an older woman (even older than me) coming very slowly toward me up a hill and after she passed I almost turned around to see if I could beat her to the top. I think I could
have taken her.

I am somewhat sad that I do not feel able to complete the remaining 450 miles, but at the same time I am proud of the 2200 miles I have completed. I gave UP all I had and then some.


Private note for GD - help is on the way to control "the two."
Finally...
Up yours, UP!!!


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