Days 6 and 7

Breakfast at The Julian Hotel

On our sixth and seventh days in the backcountry, we got off the trail at Mt. Laguna Campground (trail mile 47), then leveraged a family visit to skip ahead approximately 35 trail miles, hoping to bypass bad weather. Day 6 Start location: Mt. Laguna Campground (trail mile 47), Mt Laguna, CA End location: Julian, CA Miles hiked: 0 Miles hitchhiked: Over

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Day 5: leaving kickoff

Our fifth day on the Pacific Crest Trail. We left “Kickoff” at Lake Morena before the event ended, resumed hiking. And made it 6 miles to Mt Laguna Campground. Vehicle Start: Lake Morena, CA Vehicle end/hiking start: Burnt Rancheria Campground, Mt Laguna, CA (mile 42) Hiking end: Mt Laguna Campground, Mt Laguna, CA (mile 47.5) Miles hiked: 5.5 Miles hitchhiked:

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Day 4: adzpctko aka kickoff

Our fourth day on the PCT. We hitchhiked from Mt Laguna to Lake Morena to attend “Annual Day Zero PCT Kick-Off” aka adzpctko. We got free burritos and attended seminars about the trail. Start location: Burnt Rancheria Campground, Mt Laguna, CA End location: adzpctko at Lake Morena County Park Miles hiked: 0 Miles hitchhiked: about 30 After waking up at

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Day 1: Campo to mile 11.4

Our first day on the Pacific Crest Trail. The Mexican border, trains, rattlesnakes, and desert flowers. Starting location: Campo, terminus monument, US-Mexico border. Stopping location:  Stealth site at UTM 128000n N, 44000m E. Miles hiked: Roughly 11.4 Start time: Noon End time: 6pm Our pre-hiking day started at the Red Roof Inn in Downtown San Diego. We spent the previous

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