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Jack5455 - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2009

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Jack "John Deer" Wallace
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 12, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Apr 25th, 2009
Start: jeep road to Terwilliger
End: Penrod Canyon
Daily Distance: 13
Trip Distance: 156.0
Entry Lat: 33.59363
Entry Lng: -116.5706

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 412
Journal Visits: 36,681
Guestbook Views: 2,811
Guestbook Entrys: 44

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Mountain plants play with desert plants

Into the San Jacintos

The wind howled last night - no that was not me. It was howling in the morning with low overcast, almost fog. For the first half of the day, I was still in or very close to the Anza Borrego (sp?) State Park. There was a long steady climb with views toward Anza with houses dotted here and there.

I dropped over a saddle and down to the Pines to Palms Highway and one mile to the Paradise Cafe. I did not need water so I fought the urge for the Jose burger even though I have been obsessing about it for days.

Almost immediately north of the highway, pine trees started to play with the desert plants and the granite boulder formations were, well not orgasmic, but very nice. The trail dropped down into Penrod Canyon so I looked at the guide book. Hmmmm? Camp early without water? Camp late with water? There was a 1000 feet of gain in 3 to 4 miles to get water. Click on the latitude/longitude link to see my decision. Hint: Penrod Canyon has great tree shade and dynamiet boulder formations.

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Jack Wallace aka John Deer

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. Join the PCTA ( to support this trail.


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