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A - Mexican Border to Warner Springs

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Distance: 107.0 miles, Trail Mile 0.0 - 107.0, Elevation Range (feet): 2250 - 6056

Wilderness Area(s)
Hauser/FS - 0.5
Cleveland - 37.2
National Park(s)
San Diego

Popular Resupply
Campo - 1.3, Mt Laguna - 41.4, Julian - 75.3, Warner Springs - 107.0

High/Low °F62/2965/3067/3173/3480/4090/4897/5596/5591/4981/4169/3363/30
Mean °F444647525866737267594944
Precip (in)
% Snow Cover0000000---00
Avg Snow SWE0000000---00
Max SWE5.

Low temp is minimum average low and high temp is maximum average high in section. Does not account for 'heat waves' or 'cold spells', may alter temp by 10-15 degrees or more. Precip is not snow. SWE is Snow Water Equivalence, in inches. Snow Cover is avg monthly percentage of trail section. No snow data for Aug, Sep, Oct. Snow data begins 2003.

Significant Roads Crossed
Forest Gate Rd, Campo Rd, Hwy 94, Hauser Creek Rd, Lake Morena Dr, Buckman Springs Rd, Old Hwy 80, I-8, Kitchen Creek Rd, Fred Canyon Rd, Thin Valley Rd, Oasis Rd, County Rd S1, Sunrise Hwy, Mason Valley Truck Trl, Rodriguez Spur Truck Trl, County Co Rd S2, Great Southern Overland Stage Rte, Hwy 78, County Co Hwy S22, Montezuma Valley Rd

Named Drainages Crossed
Campo Creek, Caņada Verruga, Cottonwood Creek, Hauser Creek, Oriflamme Creek, San Felipe Creek, San Ysidro Creek

Named Lakes/Ponds (within ¼ mile of trail)
Campo Lake

Landcover (percent of trail section)
Shrub/Scrub 71.9%, Evergreen 10.5%, Grassland/Herbaceous 8.8%, Developed 5.2%, Mixed Forest 2.5%, Wetlands 0.7%, Barren 0.4%

Geology Traversed
Alluvium-Terrace/Pliocene to Holocene - 6.1, Pelitic schist-Mica schist/Triassic(?) - 7.1, Plutonic rock-Gneiss/Early Proterozoic to Late Cretaceous - 41.8, Tonalite-Quartz diorite/Middle Jurassic to Late Cretaceous - 50.8

Fire Perimeters Traversed
2013 Chariot - 8.6, 2013 Red - 0.1, 2012 Banner - 2.3, 2012 Vallecito Lightning Complex - 14.0, 2011 Great - 3.7, 2010 Cowboy - 2.0, 2003 Cedar - 6.2, 2002 Garnet - 0.5, 2002 Pines - 41.7

DescriptionMileDist to NextBearing to NextNext WaterElevLPLHPLCommentDFT
Mexican Border to Warner Springs0.00.23571.1291300Southern Terminus
power lines0.20.1100.9282428282916
dirt road0.30.190.8279827982828cross 3 point dirt road junction, trail picks up to your rightish
dirt road0.40.13590.7278527852801parallel dirt road
dirt road0.50.13590.6274227422782continue to parallel dirt road
Forest Gate Rd0.60.12890.6270627062742Forest Gate Road, cross dirt road near T intersection
Forest Gate Road0.70.43410.4270326962706trail is directly across road
water1.10.060.2264426412709water at the Youth Facility
begin road walk1.20.23390.2262726272644paved road shoulder walk
Campo1.30.62691.1258525852627end road walk, trail leaves paved road shoulderon trail
red barn2.00.12140.5258225452637red barn on hill
driveway and gate2.00.12880.4256825682588parallel driveway near locked gate
power lines2.20.12820.3250625062568cross under power lines
Campo Rd2.20.240.2246324702506State Hwy State Rte 94, Hwy 94, State Hwy State Hwy 94, Hwy 94, trail crosses Hwy 94 near mail boxes, sign, trail information sign
Campo Lake2.40.12513.9247724632486
poison oak2.50.12333.8244024402477poison oak in area
Campo Creek2.60.32793.7239823982440camping, shade and good camping
cross railroad tracks2.90.42573.4246023982460gate, dysfunctional steel gate
sparse camping3.30.42493.0252224602522not much camping since last mention
view of warehouses3.80.53102.6250925062542
Seasonal creeklet4.31.43092.1237823722526poison oak in area
2010 Cowboy Fire5.70.23500.6272323682729
burn area6.00.43520.4280127322831
water6.31.23341.2283727912841seep with pools of poor quality water, water looks poor and is standing
water7.50.62157.4300528373028seep, water looks poor and is standing
old burn area8.20.02336.7332330053323
2010 Cowboy Fire8.20.32026.7334333263343
jeep road8.50.02736.4334333433369
Dirt Road8.71.53486.2333633363372
good campsite10.30.33584.6338232933402
Dirt Road10.60.5194.3336633623382
trail Jct11.00.13073.9339233263395
view11.10.82933.8339833953398first view of Morena Butte
poison oak11.90.42803.0314631463398
poison oak12.31.13002.6311631103156
Cleveland National Forest13.40.23211.5297929753139
begin road walk 17S0813.60.21311.3293329332985start dirt road walk
power lines13.80.41271.1291929192942
end road walk 17S0814.20.43290.7283128312916end dirt road walk
Cleveland National Forest14.60.33540.3253925452831
Hauser Creek Rd14.90.03324.4231623162539Hauser Creek, Hauser Creek seasonal, w, cross Hauser Crk road
Hauser Canyon14.90.1674.4231923122319
Hauser Wilderness15.11.5514.3241123222411
campsite16.50.7602.8314924143192fair amount of camping
view17.20.5952.1344431493438first peek of Lake Morena Park
trail Jct17.70.5191.6338933953497cross another trail
view18.21.1161.1350333853503good view of Lake Morena
Lake Morena Dr19.30.234.0307030743517Lake Morena, water, camping, pit toilets, fire pits, picnic tables, showers.
trail Jct19.60.2443.8305730473070trail jct, make a sharp right
trail Jct19.70.2223.6304130383057
trail Jct19.90.2833.5304130413044trail jct and a gate
road crossing20.10.1803.2309330413097jeep road
trail Jct20.20.2703.1311030933110
Dirt Road20.40.1562.9313931103139
dirt road20.50.0812.8316231393162
trail Jct20.62.7112.8317531623175trail to the right, stay straight
Buckman Springs Rd23.30.13210.1305730613461Cottonwood Valley, Buckman Springs Rd, cross under bridge
Cottonwood Creek23.40.13321.3306130573061Cottonwood Creek, first running water and second natural source since border in a very dry year, water looks good with good flow
sign23.40.1331.3307430643074information sign, Boulder Oaks 2 miles
campsite23.50.3311.2307730703077good shade and camping
cross old road23.80.0220.9308030743087
old dirt road23.80.660.9308730803083
parallel road24.40.1870.3313630873139paralleling previous mentioned road
power lines24.50.1770.2312031233152following a row of telephone poles
view24.60.0900.1310631063120beautiful view of cell towers
Cottonwood Valley24.70.01090.0310331033106
Cottonwood Creek24.70.2966.4310331003103Cottonwood Creek, cattle possibly in area, water looks good with good flow
fence24.90.11146.1315931033159pass through a fence
gate25.10.11006.0319531593195pass through gate
Boulder Oaks CG25.10.2375.9319231923195dirt road in Boulder Oaks CG with water faucets
Boulder Oaks CG25.30.23455.8317931793192
Old Hwy 8025.50.2575.6315231523175Boulder Oaks Rd
fences25.60.1365.4316231523162trail passes through freeway fence and fence line
I-i- 825.80.0915.3314331393166I-8, cross under 2 bridges
I-i- 825.80.11505.3314331393143
trail Jct26.41.3314.6330332283303
trail Jct27.71.0383.4379533033795
campsite28.70.1922.3391437503917possible campsite
Kitchen Crk - Seasonal29.00.2872.1387738773910
Kitchen Creek Rd29.21.5411.8399238773992Kitchen Creek Rd, paved road and trail head
campsite30.80.33530.3432739894333couple campsites
campsite31.00.03170.0422542294324good camping
Fred Cyn Crk seasonal31.10.13595.0420942124225w
Fred Canyon31.10.43594.9425142094251
Warning31.60.024.4441242514419Trail information sign: Unexploded military ordinance in this area. Stay on roads and trails. If found do not touch or approach. Note location and call 9**
Fred Canyon Rd31.63.4264.4440644064412Fred Cyn Rd/Cibbets Flat CG
campsite35.01.061.0530544025318big oak, good shade and camping
Long Cyn Crk36.00.3434.9524651935331w
other36.40.1314.5538052395370heavy tree cover
campsite36.50.2264.4541653675429grassy area, possible camping opportunities
Long Canyon36.71.03394.2544954165452Long Cyn Creek, upper ford
trail Jct37.61.13573.2587954465879cross a trail
dirt road38.70.13592.2600758826033sign fence dirt road, southbound information sign, fence, cross dirt road
Thin Valley Rd38.80.23582.1601060106010Thing Valley Rd, Thing Valley Rd/sign
begin road walk39.00.0141.9598459846013dirt road walk begins
end road walk39.10.011.8598759805987dirt road walk ends
fence39.10.43531.8598059805987pass through a fence
road crossing39.50.7161.4584658395980trail crosses blocked, old road
fence40.20.1470.7592557935925walk through old fence line
Burnt Rancheria CG40.20.4490.6592859215928Desert View Trail jct, PCT stays right
fence40.60.200.2604359286056parallel fence line
water40.90.200.5596759676043water fountain, faucet, trail jct, cross Desert View trail
Desert View Trail41.10.33390.3600359676003PCT stays right
Mt Laguna41.40.23225.05915590860130.25 mile(s) from trail
Mt Laguna Store & PO41.50.53314.9597759125977
Monument Pead Rd42.11.13344.3591559125915paved road
Big Laguna Trail43.20.53483.2589858395935stay right
2013 Chariot Fire43.70.23382.7598458896013
Flathead Flats44.70.22941.7577057705938
campsite44.91.32891.5569256925770decent camping
view46.20.23210.2541953835734spur trail to observation deck, with a bench below the deck on the trail
spur to Laguna/El Prado46.40.22830.9544953935449w, trail Jct, cross a trail
Oasis Rd46.60.83320.8542954195452Oasis Spring tr jct
Noble Cyn Trail tr jct47.30.8103.8542652825426
trail Jct48.10.43193.0557454265580
campsite48.50.33022.7544254465574good camp site
Garnet Peak Trail48.80.23332.3548854265498cross Garnet Peak trail, go straight
Cleveland National Forest49.00.43252.15518548255182013 Chariot Fire
campsite49.41.22501.7549254925544poor camp site
fence50.70.42900.5531453145557follow a fence line
Cottonwood Canyon51.00.02700.1521652195311
trail Jct51.10.12670.1521952095219
Pioneer Mail Picnic Area51.20.03287.1526252235259water by kiosk at north end of parking area, trail continues up old road, water looks usable and is standing
County Road Co Rd S151.20.73587.0526952625269Sunrise Hwy, San Diego County Road S 1
trail note51.90.03476.3545652725459Kwaaymii Point Rd ends at paved cul-de-sac, trail picks up to your rightish of paved road onto old jeep road.
trail Jct52.01.33286.3548554595485old jeep turns right, trail continues straight
jeep road to Oriflamme Cyn53.30.12515.0524652555511
campsite53.40.22354.9526952395269possible camp site or two
Oriflamme Creek53.60.93264.6531452695324Oriflamme Canyon
campsite54.51.73293.8520051835347possible camp site
dirt road56.10.02112.1486848685246
campsite56.21.83232.1484248394868possible camping in dry creeklet
S1 Horse Trough58.00.23420.2499648325082
Lake/pond58.20.83288.7490849144996other, fire ring in drainage
campsite59.00.027.9478047534940one or two good camp sites
campsite59.01.93367.9475747604780decent camping
dirt road61.00.0556.0469446784852
California Riding And Hiking Trl61.01.1835.9468546854694Mason Valley Truck Trl
campsite62.10.1574.8391739234688lots of good camping
campsite62.20.184.7386438643917more good camp sites
Chariot Canyon62.20.31254.7385838543864Mason Valley Truck Trail
Mason Valley Truck Trail62.61.7294.3408138514081
campsite64.22.53432.7415340354248camp site in a wash
Rodriguez Canyon66.80.100.1367436744258
Rodriguez Spur Truck Trl66.90.01622.3364536453677Rodriguez Spur
power lines66.90.18222.3364136413645
2011 Great Fire67.10.77622.1364536413648
campsite67.80.61721.5344434443651sandy camp site
campsite68.41.45220.93261325134711 good camp site in drainage
campsite69.70.26319.5328031233287camp site or 2 in drainage
rocky gap on Granite Mts north ridge70.00.314719.3337532743385
campsite70.20.18319.0320832083369a few good camp sites in drainage
campsite70.40.110618.8315231523211and a few good camp sites in drainage
2011 Great Fire70.40.01118.8312331233152
campsite70.50.66318.7312031163123good camp site in wash
other71.10.211218.1302129793133good view of switchbacks climbing into San Felipe hills
2012 Banner Fire71.30.28418.0310330213113campsite, a couple good camp sites in wash
campsite71.50.13717.7305730243103wash a few good camp sites
campsite71.81.08617.4312330313120nice ridge top camp site
campsite72.82.0616.5270027093143wash good camp site
turn left and parallel Hwy S274.70.628714.5225022502703
Julian75.30.21213.9227622502276County Road Co Hwy S2, County Road Co Rd S2, Gr S Overland, Great Southern Overland Stage Rte, Hwy S2, cross paved S24.1 mile(s) from trail
San Felipe Creek75.50.26213.7226022602276San Felipe Valley, San Felipe Crk/Hwy 78/S2, wash under Hwy 78/S2 where you may find running San Felipe Creek or a water cache in a dry year
State Hwy State Hwy 7875.71.233613.5226022602260Hwy 78, State Hwy State Rte 78, 2012 Vallecito Lightning Complex Fire, Hwy 78, cross paved Hwy 78
campsite76.90.531212.3271922602732possible camp site
campsite77.50.531011.7292627132929camping above and below switchback in a wash
campsite78.00.932511.2294929263047camp sites in a gully
campsite78.80.631110.4305429393080a few camp sites
campsite79.52.33239.73074302430901 poor camp site
campsite81.80.93597.4325130473310a couple good camp sites
campsite82.70.22976.63316322533566 good camp sites
campsite82.90.62916.3327732413316a couple good camp sites
campsite83.50.02665.7327732083290several good camp sites not in a drainage
campsite83.51.23295.7328732773287potentially windy camp site
road crossing84.71.52904.5324432413385
campsite86.70.22652.6361235493635a couple good camp sites
campsite86.90.13032.4360835723628decent camp site or 2
2012 Vallecito Lightning Complex Fire87.00.73072.2364135693641
campsite87.71.33091.5346134673648good camp site or 2
campsite89.00.240.2357933953585quite a few camp sites on ridge top
Third Gate89.20.0150.0356635663582
Third Gate Cache89.20.649.3355335533566trail jct, go right about a half mile to possible water cache. Lots of camping along side trail
2013 Red Fire89.80.62888.8370035263713
campsite90.41.43328.23828370038511 decent camp site in wash
campsite92.30.33356.2429141274291camp site in a wash
campsite92.60.1135.9430142844353single exposed camp site not in a wash
campsite92.80.32955.84314428843141 poor camp site in wash
campsite93.10.53275.54245420943201 camp site
campsite93.60.2315.0437042384376camp site on saddle
campsite93.80.3254.8438943664412camp site in wash
campsite94.00.4504.5436043404399potentially very windy ridge top camp site
campsite94.41.32794.2435643404383another exposed ridge top camp site
campsite95.72.13322.8411441074363camp site in wash
campsite97.80.43210.8376937534166wash with a few camp sites
water98.60.03140.0356635663667drainage with water, water looks usable with low flow
water98.60.13040.2356235563572trickle of water across trail, water looks usable with low flow
poison oak98.70.13060.1352635233566
Barrel Spring98.80.13403.7347434773530Barrel Springs, plenty of camping, water looks good and is standing
trailhead98.90.073.7346434643477large dirt turn out
County Road Co Hwy S2298.90.103.6345134513464Montezuma Valley Rd, S22/Montezuma Valley Rd
Caņada Verruga99.00.13153.6344134443451
join dirt road to left99.10.12943.5343834383444
leave dirt road to right99.10.12663.4342534253438
cross jeep road99.21.83223.4344434253444
cross jeep road101.00.321.6328732803549
cross jeep road101.30.93551.3329032873323
mortar102.20.43590.4335932803369mortar for grinding acorns
San Ysidro Crk102.60.03592.8334933463392cattle in area, good camping in area, water looks usable with low flow
San Ysidro Creek102.60.53292.7334933493356
view103.10.62932.2355633493559view of Lake Henshaw to south west
jeep road103.70.12941.7349034903566
Eagle Rock103.80.12961.6349034803494spur trail right to Eagle Rock
trail Jct103.80.83171.5350034933503several trails, continue straight, other, other, return spur from Eagle Rock
trail Jct104.60.12950.8349433983513various trails meet, curve to your rightish
trail Jct104.70.33400.6341834153497cross wash among meeting of cattle trails, keep going straight
jeep road105.10.33030.3348734083500
Canada Verde Crk105.30.62700.6339833983487cattle in area, water looks good with good flow
continue along Canada Verde Crk105.90.22990.6322832283398water looks good with good flow
Caņada Verde106.10.42950.4316631693231
plenty of camping along creek106.50.13310.5308330803166water looks good with good flow

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