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Vbuntrock - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2019

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V Buntrock
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: US
Begins: Mar 18, 2019
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Mar 20th, 2019
Start: Campo
End: Laguna Mountain Lodge
Daily Distance: 20
Trip Distance: 20.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 303
Journal Visits: 1,105
Guestbook Views: 23
Guestbook Entrys: 2

Journal Plan

Pacific Crest Trail Map

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San Diego

On The Trail

Wow, what a crazy 3 days it has been since departing the southern terminus March 18. After having checked out of the hostel I had been staying at since arriving in San Diego the 15 I used the local public transportation via orange line trolley and the San Diego County bus 594, a 2 hour trip.

I arrived at Campo around 9am then walked the approximately 1.25 miles to the monument where a group of 8 of us met and talked with a PCTA person and took a bunch of photos.

After looking at the southern border wall and not seeing any invading mob, I began the long walk down the PCT. It was a hot day, and I wasn't prepared for effect it would have on me. Brutal would describe it well. Only made about 7.5 miles before I decided to call it a day and find some shade and water.

After searching for a site, I ran across a couple tents occupied by two cool guys making there way along the trail.

This is his website, read it, it's pretty cool.

https://oversized-outdoors.com

We've been traveling together now these past 3 days. Going through yet another suffering day of heat before landing in Hauser Creek. Beautiful cool water and a good night's sleep, except for the border patrol helicopters fly over every hour and hitting us with their spotlights. Oh well.

After a mean climb up and over to Morena Lake the next morning a huge double cheeseburger awaited me at the local malt shack/cafe/grocery store. It was not possible for an ordinary human to eat such a burger, I did my best.

During our journey to Hauser a physical breakdown caused by the heat to one of our party led us to meet a very nice younger gal from Colorado who stopped and helped us out with the situation. Afterward she invited us to a cabin her parents were renting at Mount Laguna Mountain Lodge when we hit Lake Morena. Easily agreeing, we met up the next afternoon and we're driven to the cabin and spent a pleasant time chatting.

Tomorrow we ride back to Morena and continue the hike.

Untill next time.

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A Long Walk On A Dusty Trail...

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. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org

 

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