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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2000 | SARAH TORRIBIO-BOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to improve Pacific Crest Trail in Agua Dulce and to purchase parcels in Angeles National Forest for preservation has advanced. About $3.5 million would be provided to reroute a portion of Pacific Crest Trail under legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, said David Foy, spokesman for Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita). The measure also provides $2 million to buy private land in the forest, some just above the Tujunga area.
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April 2, 2000 | JOHN McKINNEY
Think Pacific Crest Trail, and dry lands do not come to mind. My vision of the 2,600-mile-long route is a trail-side landscape of forests and alpine lakes, as well as the snowcapped summits of the High Sierra and Cascade Range. Lest we hikers forget, however, the West's premier long-distance trail crosses both the Colorado and Mojave deserts on its way from Baja California to the southern Sierra.
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June 27, 1999 | STEVE COX, Steve Cox is a freelance writer and photographer based in Alta Loma, Calif
I stood in the U-shaped amphitheater of upper Lyell base camp, scanning the surrounding cirque for a likely path upward. Ten miles out from Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows and into our second day on the Pacific Crest Trail, my hiking partner, Frank Berghuis, and I had ascended steadily all morning. We now viewed a scene at once spectacular and serene: pine saplings dotting an amber-green meadow; an emphatic cascade thundering down the far cliffs; in the distance, glacier-cloaked Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1998 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chances are, if you run across a little old lady dressed in purple spandex and leading a saddled goat any time soon, she'll probably be in front of you. Sandra Johnson, a 66-year-old South Pasadena woman, is undertaking the monumental task of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada, for the second time. A trail junkie, the grandmother of three long ago forfeited her job and home to heed the call of the wild.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Setting a tall glass of iced lemonade on the patio table, John Krall takes a look at his surroundings and smiles. "This is great," he said. "I really needed this." One month into a planned four-month solo trek from the Mexican border to Canada, and one day after his first shower and cold beverage in more than a week, Krall looks as though he is truly in heaven. And why not. Hosting his brief respite from the rigors of life on the Pacific Crest Trail are Donna and Jeff Saufley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I believe in trail magic and trail angels. Just when I thought I was going to hide out in Vasquez Rocks for the night . . . I was saved." --Jeff Jacobs **** Setting a tall glass of iced lemonade on the patio table, John Krall takes a look at his surroundings and smiles. "This is great," he said. "I really needed this."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon said Thursday he will lead efforts to obtain $5 million in federal funding to improve the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, including $2.5 million for a three-mile section in Agua Dulce.
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September 10, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Every year a couple dozen or so hikers with six months to spare set out to trek the 2,638-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. And in many years, at least a handful of these hardy souls, known as end-to-enders, complete the journey. This year, though, it's doubtful that anyone will go the distance, say PCT experts. The reason? Snow. Record snowfall that had California skiers slaloming into early summer buried the plans of PCT hikers.
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