Day 32: Islip Saddle to Three Points Trailhead

View of abandoned SR-39 near Islip Saddle along the Pacific Crest Trail

Day 32: We took the Old Endangered Species Detour route around a section of the PCT that is closed for the protection of an endangered mountain frog. The detour involved several miles of road walking on Highway 2 before rejoining the PCT via the Burkhart Trail. —- May 20th, 2015. Start location: Islip Saddle, mile 386 End location: Three Points

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Day 30: Flip-flopping around Cajon Pass

Our 30th day on the Pacific Crest Trail. We finished up 5 missing miles near Cajon Pass, then hiked 2.5 miles after Inspiration Point. Rick’s left ankle is hurting. —- May 18th, 2015 Start location: Cajon Pass Best Western End location: Jackson Flats campground; 2.5 miles after Inspiration Point. Miles hiked: 8 Miles hitchhiked: You do the math, Cajon Pass

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Day 27: Joe’s here

Large reservoir near Mountain High resort

Our 27th day on the PCT. Erica’s failing shoes had prompted us to ask for a ride to the Rancho Cucamonga REI on Facebook the night before. Coincidentally, a friend of ours was literally driving through the area. We visited REI, then hiked south from SR-2/Wrightwood to Guffy Campground. —- Start location driving: Cajon Pass Best Western End location driving:

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Day 21: Leaving Big Bear

Big metal crate of trail magic from Sarge near Big Bear Lake

Our 21st day on the Pacific Crest Trail. We hitchiked from our hotel room down SR-38 to the point at which we left the PCT a few days prior, then hiked on to the SR-18 crossing. —- May 9th Start mile: near mile 251, a dirt road which leads to SR-38 directly across from LA County D.O.E.’s “Blue Sky Meadow”

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Day 22: Back to Big Bear

off the grid mansion near Big Bear

Our 22nd day on the Pacific Crest Trail. We hiked from the PCT crossing with SR-18 to Van Dusen Canyon Road, where we were picked up by Rick’s mom (to celebrate Mother’s Day in Big Bear). —- May 10th Start location: About a mile before the PCT intersection with SR-18– roughly at mile 265. End location: Van Dusen Canyon Road,

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