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Across California: Day Three

Sunrise at 6:45. No clouds. Frost on tarp and bag. I spread my arms wide turkey vulture style soaking in the sun's warmth. The trek still feels like the right thing to be doing. Using these tiny keys does not. Breakfast is a homemade protein bar and granola washed down with plenty of water. There are six liters of water left in my Platypus bags. We tacked on an extra five miles yesterday afternoon for Highway 95, so more water used, but no noise.

-- Calvin French

Cal, 74, a member of the Sierra Club for 42 years, is trekking 530 miles to highlight the threatened natural corridors between the Colorado River and the Pacific Ocean. Cal sits on the Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter Board, represents the Chapter to the national organization, and serves as a spokesperson for the Chapter on the Carrizo Plain National Monument.


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