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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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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