August 26 (1976, 1983, 1987)
Boulder Swale ~ Pacific Crest Trail

8/26/76 early morning at my building site, that i once referred to as boulderfield in light of the many boulders that lie about on the ground, boulders that rolled down the... ”
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[Russell Towle's journal]

8/26/83 Morning... Day lengths shorten quickly as the fall equinox approaches. The pinnacle ridge across the canyon is left untouched by the sun for an hour after dawn; a few weeks ago, it was lit at the very stroke of dawn.”

[Russell Towle's journal]

8/26/87 [...] Yesterday Gay and I hiked from Donner Pass to Squaw Valley on the Pacific Crest trail, connecting to the Shirley Canyon trail. About sixteen miles. Lunch atop Tinkers Knob, a swim at Mt. Meadow Lake, which we shared with a dozen ducks and one belted kingfisher. [...]”

[Russell Towle's journal]

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