Day 12: Mile 144 to Hurkey Creek Campground

We reached the closure of the Pacific Crest Trail at mile 162.6 this morning and began our little adventure of finding a way around the Mountain Forest Fire closure area. So far, it has gone pretty well. In case anyone is interested, this is the route we took: At the PCT closure signs we tookContinue reading “Day 12: Mile 144 to Hurkey Creek Campground”

Day 10: Chihuahua Valley Road to mile 144

Another 8:30 start time (again), we need to improve on that. It was day two of pain free hiking for Deb thanks to borrowing Lon’s knee strap. She’s turning into a very happy camper. We took a pleasant long lunch break at Tule Spring. A pretty day of hiking, especially around the Nance Canyon area.Continue reading “Day 10: Chihuahua Valley Road to mile 144”

Day Nine: Highway 79 (2nd Crossing) to Chihuahua Valley Road

We woke up well fed and rested. Monty dropped us off at the trailhead and we began our hike. Deb bounded up the trail full of energy. She wants to know what the magic ingredient is that Monty served in the meals, because she was full of energy all day. We arrived at Trail AngelContinue reading “Day Nine: Highway 79 (2nd Crossing) to Chihuahua Valley Road”

Day Eight: Barrel Spring to Warner Springs (2nd crossing of Hwy 79)

Today was a short day of hiking, just eight miles to Warner Springs. We stopped at the Community Resource Center for lunch, where they have set up an excellent “PCT Hiker Rest Stop and Shop.” After lunch we hiked two more miles to the second road crossing, where our friend Warner Springs Monty picked usContinue reading “Day Eight: Barrel Spring to Warner Springs (2nd crossing of Hwy 79)”

Day Seven: San Felipe Hills (1st Gate) to Barrel Spring

Today we reached the 100 mile point. 101.1 miles actually, since we are camped at Barrel Spring. We are just five miles short of completing 4% of the Pacific Crest Trail. We are both still enjoying the hike, the amazing views and the wonderful hiking community. Neither of us have any blisters and we areContinue reading “Day Seven: San Felipe Hills (1st Gate) to Barrel Spring”