Friday, April 17, 2015

PCT 2015 -> Day 4 & 5 (4/15 & 4/16) (miles 57-91)

Day 4 went through the western edge of  Anza-Borrego State park.  After filling up with water at the Sunrise trailhead the trail dropped steeply until reaching the Rodriquez water tank at mile 68.  I camped on a ridge at mile 71 looking down towards Scissors Crossing.

Tasty Desert water

Campsite Day 4
The next day another hiker and I made it
to Scissors Crossing in the morning and hitched in to the town of Julian 12 miles from the trail to refill water and get breakfast.  After hitching back the trail climbed out of the valley and much of the day was through a burn area.  I've seen a couple snakes so far but no rattlers yet.  I'm camped by the 3rd Gate water cache near mile 91.

Julian,CA pie shop

Looking south back towards Scissors Crossing

3rd Gate Water Cache at mile 92