Today was perfect hiking weather as we departed the luxury of the Mount Laguna Lodge and returned back to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Our packs are heavy with four and a half days of food to carry us to our next resupply in Warner Springs, 68 miles by PCT to the north.
The trail traverses across the top of the Laguna Mountains with amazing views of the vast Anza Borrego Desert below.
Several miles of the trail passed through the 2013 Chariot Fire burn area, which was sad, but at the same time interesting to see plants blooming and wildlife returning.
We camped alone for the first time tonight and this was the first night away from roads or civilization. It was a beautiful clear night and we slept out under the stars.
Photo: Amazing views of the Anza-Borrego Desert from the PCT.
Mileage: 14.6 miles