Days 17-20 (May 5-8): Whitewater Preserve to Big Bear Lake

Snapshot of a plane involved in surveillance of the nearby ~12 acre fire

Our 17th through 20th days on the Pacific Crest Trail. We hiked up Mission Creek’s valley from the Whitewater Preserve, headed towards Big Bear Lake, CA.  In doing so, we left the San Gorgonio Wilderness (BLM) and entered the San Bernardino National Forest (USFS). We hiked on to Big Bear, where we stayed for three nights due to weather we weren’t

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Day 15: Descending Mt San Jacinto & Family Visit

The transition from pine groves to desert descending from Mt San Jacinto

Our 15th day on the Pacific Crest Trail. We spent the morning and early afternoon descending Mt San Jacinto. In the late afternoon, we were met trailside by family. Start location: Fuller Ridge Trailhead (and car camping), ~Mile 191 End location: Mile 206.8, Snow Canyon Road Miles hiked: About 16 Our day started early, around 6:30am. The morning was loud–

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