The PCT begins on a low hill near Campo, a small town near the Mexican border. It passes through chaparral, scrub oak and the desert.
This 650mile section
of the PCT should take around 42 days
of walking. This is the first section of the trail and will be HOT, too hot to walk in the middle of the day.
Days will be slow, feet getting used to the continuous walking. To stay safe and cool walking will be done in mornings and evenings. Natural water is often very scarce!
The views from the trail include the Los Angeles Basin and Mojave Desert. It crosses the San Andreas Fault and the Mojave Desert before climbing to the Sierra Nevada. The mountains of this section are bounded by faults that have been active in recent geologic time. Animals to see are snakes, coyotes and cougars. Also hummingbirds should be spotted, gathering nectar.
Temperatures will range from below freezing at night in the desert to above 35C daytime in the desert.
Read our blogs below of out Southern California Adventures:
One day to go! PCT starts tomorrow – HE
The Biggest Hearts and Wings of Frodo and Scout -She
First impressions – HE
The PCT was not walked or created in 7 days -SHE
He and She YouTube Channel -SHE
Week 1 – The Green Desert – SHE
Week 2 – Low Points and High Points – SHE
Week 3 (SHE)
Week 4 – SHE
Week 5 – (SHE)
It’s (s)now plan! – SHE
Week 6 – Pacific Crest Trail- SHE
Section One complete- HE
Trail names fun and games! – SHE
Snow update from Vegas!- SHE
Driving in America – HE
Heading back to the trail- HE
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