[pct-l] Catra is on her way
reinholdmetzger at cox.net
Fri May 25 09:57:32 CDT 2007
Just to let you know that Catra is on the way, on her record breaking attempt of a self supported PCT.
I decided at the last moment to hike with Catra & Julien, her handsome, young French hiking companion from the border to Lake Morena. We left at 7:30 AM on May 24, 2007 with Catra leading at a very brisk pace and Julien struggling to keep up with her.
Catra is one heck of a hiker babe and kept up that pace without stops or breaks until 11:30 AM when we met Jerry, one of Catra's trail runner friends who drove the car back to Lake Morena and then jogged back towards the border to meet us and hiked back with us to Lake Morena.
It was very hot and we were exhausting our water supply since the the usual half way water supply was dry.
At Lake Morena I said good by to Catra and Julien and Jerry drove me back to the border where to my horror, my car would not start because in my excitement in seeing Catra for the first time since that moonlit summer night on top of Mt. Whitney in 2004, I forgot to turn off my lights. Luckily, a Minuteman lent us a set of jumper cables.
Confounded Frenchmen, that should be me strolling through the wilderness with Catra along the PCT..........may his hide get infested with a million camel lice...........Aaaahhhh, but there still is hope, he may wear out on Catra's blistering pace or Catra may tire of him and call on good "old" reliable Reinhold to take his place.
Still dreaming about Catra and anxiously waiting for her call
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