PCT Backpack - Warner Springs

  • April 5, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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This will be an easy to moderate backpacking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail in beautiful San Diego County.

Friday, we'll drive over and camp near the trailhead at Barrel Springs. Over the next two days, we'll hike 17 miles alongside oak groves and riparian streams. 

We start on Saturday at Barrel Spring and head north crossing San Ysidro Creek before crossing a savannah of grasslands.  After stopping at Eagle Rock, we'll continue across the pretty valley called Canada Verde hiking creekside towards Highway 79 and our campsite for the evening.

On Sunday, we'll follow Agua Caliente Creek with its massive oaks, cottonwoods, and sycamore trees.  We'll climb gently to reach our shuttle vehicle at Lost Valley Road.  The hike is approximately 10 miles on Saturday and 7 miles on Sunday.

This will be a fun hike, with our friends from the Yuma and San Diego backpacking clubs, over fairly gentle terrain with loads of incredible scenery and vegetation.  Here's a link to maps: http://www.hikertrash.net/ (print maps A13-14 and B1-2.

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  • Jason B. (.

    Loves those oak trees, the rattler and the good trail mates.

    April 8, 2013

  • Jeri T.

    Awesome photos, Andrea! You captured it all--there is no denying the fun that was had!

    April 8, 2013

  • Jeri T.

    Fabulous trip! The scenery, hiking, food and fun with new friends couldn't be beat! Many thanks to Lucky for organizing and Jason for driving!

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another fantastic weekend! Thank you for being a part of the adventure!! Potato Chip anyone? ;)

    April 8, 2013

  • Carri

    Great time!! Thanks Lucky! Sorry We missed the Yuma people in Jullian!

    April 8, 2013

  • Dave B

    Good times! It was great meeting everyone!

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Carri

    Glad your coming GRANDMA!!

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • Andrea Z

      Woman...the name's Grandma Z - Love it!!

      April 4, 2013

    • Carri

      LOL!

      April 4, 2013

  • Andrea Z

    Oh Carri...I'll let Old Man Ron know I'm camping with YOU and didn't invite him...LOL - Look for the glow sticks near the pull in area at Barrel Springs! I'll see you all shortly.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing some of our new friends this weekend and meeting new ones!

    April 3, 2013

  • Carri

    I did get Lucky's text-thank you-see you there!

    April 3, 2013

  • Carri

    Where does Jason want me to meet him??? And what time???

    April 2, 2013

    • Jason B. (.

      Did you get Lucky's text?

      April 2, 2013

    • Dave B

      The plan for Friday's carpool is to meet at the 40th Street and Pecos park & ride lot at 5:00 pm. The address is 17010 S. 40th Street. NW corner. Jason B is driving.

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather looks to be 70 and partly cloudy all weekend, down to 40 at night. :) Perfect!

    April 2, 2013

  • Carri

    And my vehicle is not a 4W drive

    March 27, 2013

  • Carri

    I am still planning on going. Don't want to drive but can-I can hold 3 besides myself-4 if they don't mind 3 in the back. I probably can not leave any earlier than 4 on Friday but I am going to ask.

    March 27, 2013

  • Jama

    A work commitment is going to prevent us from going. Bummed. Looks like a great trip.

    March 20, 2013

  • Maurice G

    Health issues of aging parent(s) will prevent my attendance. Have a good trip.

    March 16, 2013

  • Carri

    Yippee!

    February 25, 2013

  • Dave B

    You need to print, sign, and bring this California fire permit to use a stove: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet...­

    February 13, 2013

  • Brenda

    This is my Birthday weekend and Friday is a paid Holiday for me...it will be a super fun trip!

    We get to see Stacy again!!

    1 · January 25, 2013

    • Dave B

      Brenda: We'll have to sing happy birthday to you around the campfire! I'm right there with you on Stacy -SHE's coming again?

      1 · January 25, 2013

    • Stacy M.

      Hey now, watch it!!

      1 · January 25, 2013

  • Brenda

    We will getcha!!!! For sure!!!

    January 25, 2013

  • Stacy M.

    Yay Brenda!! You guys can pick me up on the side of the road as you drive by!!! This will be super fun!

    January 25, 2013

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