Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 7 Barrel Springs to Agua Caliente

After the long day yesterday we decided on a easy day today. With a more relaxed start after purifying the necessary water, we sauntered on towards hot showers and burgers. A long gentle hike led 8 miles later to our … Continue reading

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Day 6 Hills above San Felipe to Barrel Springs

Awaking to the dawn light of the sun over the San Felipe mountains, we packed up camp and continued climbing. The cool of the morning quickly gave way to the hot of the desert. Multiple switchbacks meant the climb was … Continue reading

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Day 5 Canyon near Chariot Road to Hills above San Felipe Valley

We awoke to our first warm morning in the desert. Aware that we had a hot waterless 9 mile section ahead of us, we left early from camp. Following a jeep track briefly, our ascent quickly took us above the … Continue reading

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Day 4 Bahr Shrine to canyon near Chariot Road

Anza-borrego desert awaited us on our fourth day of the PCT. Leaving the campground refreshed and clean at 7.45, we hoped to make the most of the cool morning temperatures. Last night had been another cold night, down to around … Continue reading

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Day 3 Long Canyon Ford to Bahr Shrine

Day three of our expedition started with a slow wake up, enjoying the comfort of our sleeping bags. Due to our position at the bottom of a valley and the sloping nature of our camp site, a very cold night … Continue reading

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Day 2 Lake Morena to Long Canyon Ford

Miles hiked – 17 miles Animal encounters – ants, chipmunk, lizards, honeybees, woodpeckers & owls. We left Lake Morena, before the hordes of hikers arrived, covered in shrouds of cloud. Our heading was a climb north through valleys of desert … Continue reading

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Day 1 Mexican Border to Lake Morena

“We need the tonic of wilderness… We can never have enough of nature” Henry David Thoreau For those who wonder why we would embark on a journey of 2600 miles I like Thoreau’s quote above. I write this looking down … Continue reading

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