Day 81: Belden Town

Memories from July 10

Today I reached Belden Town Resort where I started the section hike six years ago which inspired this trip. I remember seeing this sign on the second day of that trip and feeling a sense of accomplishment at how far Is made it.

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I distinctly remember this view as well. I hadn’t seen much of what the trail had to offer at the time and so had remarked to myself that it was the most beautiful view I’d ever seen.

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This I remember as my first scenic view of the Pacific Crest Trail. Between it and Belden are about 5,000 ft of switchbacks.

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My parents came up to Belden in memory of the start of the trip six years ago. We had lunch, I picked up my resupply box, mom passed out brownies to hikers, and dad gave Scrapbook a ride to Caribou Crossing.

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On the hike out, I noticed some delectable black berries.

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The point of this picture was to capture how ridiculously much effort has been put into getting power and communication lines down the valley. Instead, I think it just came out a pretty picture.

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I camped near the Williams Cabin Site but wasn’t able to find any remains of a cabin.

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