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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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:

Read more

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

Read more