I had been planning a little hike along the PCT from where we left off on our last trip (Lake Morena at PCT mile 20), to the 78 freeway at Scissors Crossing, roughly PCT mile 77. This would be… Read More
Friday morning we woke up and decided that everything else could wait. In less than two hours we had packed the car and headed out on a trip back to the San Jacinto Wilderness – this time from… Read More
Our friends Joel Amy and Meret put together a spur of the moment camping trip up to the Palomar Mountain Observatory Campground. Away we went!
Our friends invited us to come car-camping at the Burnt Rancheria campground at Mt Laguna. We had planned to continue our PCT section hike progress and walk in from Cibbet’s Flat Campground to meet them, but at the last… Read More
I went up to San Jacinto Peak by myself for a night’s getaway. I had never been on a solo overnight backpacking trip before, so I was very excited and a bit scared. When I picked up my… Read More
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) starts at the Mexican Border and runs approx. 2,600 miles to the Canadian Border. We wanted to start at the beginning, but the 20-mile (32 km) portion from the border to Lake Morena… Read More
Back in town for a month? Time for a walk! We found a bit of the Pacific Crest Trail only about an hour away from home – around 30 miles north of the Mexican border, just past the… Read More
We visited family in Australia over Christmas and the 2013 / 2014 New Year break. It was a much-needed break, and while we were there we tested ourselves and our equipment with a four-day backpacking jaunt around Wilson’s… Read More
Thanksgiving weekend we headed back up to Mt Laguna for a do-over. It was quite cold, but really fun. Gabriel did not stop talking, singing and or dancing the whole time…. he was so happy to be riding… Read More
We were exhausted and feeling a bit down after a tough week at work and home and so we decided to have some natural therapy by hitting the PCT near Garnet Peak. What ensued was hardly therapeutic.
The Mountain Fire has consumed a large amount of wilderness on the PCT and nearby, in the vicinity of Idyllwild. It’s still burning right now and is barely 15% contained. More information at the incident information website. We’re… Read More
We took a day hike today from the Warner Springs fire station south on the PCT to Eagle Rock, a magnificent rock formation in the middle of the desert which looks like, you guessed it, an eagle!