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Begins: Mar 18, 2019
Date: Thu, Mar 21st, 2019
Trip Distance: 20.0
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Hello Once Again,
Sorry for any delays in updating, my connection to the outside world is entirely dependent on public WiFi or T-Mobile, neither is readily available to me on most days.
When l left off I was starting back up the trail from Lake Morena, heading to Mount Laguna once again, this time on foot. The trail began passing through gently rolling scrubland, everything green from all the rain and snow that has fallen. Hiking in the rain is not really enjoyable but it has kept the water sources plentiful.
The day was mostly a climb through the rocky, scrubby hills that I've been working my way through the past few days, green drainages filled with California Oak, Ceanothus, Chamise and Manzanita, all abundant here in the chaparral of Southern California. The California Oak is the most appreciated because the shade it provides, allowing extended breaks and camping opportunities.
Eventually, after climbing what seemed like all day, with a rain storm approaching, I reached a campsite called Fred's Canyon. It was a small shady area with oak trees and a small creek. As the evening progressed the rain began falling heavily, driving everyone inside their tents.
The next morning I woke up to an ice covered tent and blue skies. It had been a cold night.
The goal for the day was again Mount Laguna, another long climb, where I'd get a small resupply, enough to get by until I reach the town of Julian via scissor crossing, some 30 plus miles away, in two days or so
Once I reached Mount Laguna I was pretty beat up and sore. The small group I have been traveling with and I decided to rent our own cabin for a couple of days to recover before pushing on tommorow. Hopefully I will have a better connection and post a bunch of photos when I get to Julian.
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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