California Section D / Broke this Leg into two parts with Zero in Wrightwood: You are viewing Leg 9
LEG 9A – Int-15 (Cajon Pass) to Wrightwood is 27 miles
LEG 9B – Wrightwood to Agula Dulce is 85 miles
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Notes – Leg 9A Cajon Pass to Wrightwood:
- This section is 27 miles and we should do this section in 2 days to Wrightwood where we will take a zero.
Daily hiking goals:
Day 1 = 15 miles
Day 2 = 12 miles
Day 3 = Zero in Wrightwood before doing the longer Leg 9B
Towns/Points Of Interest:
- At the hardware store get your PCT pin. Say hello to Norm and get a list of trail angels.
- Budpharm is an option with rides to/from trailhead for $10 per car load. Stay based on donations.
- Holistic Health & Day Spa is $25 a hiker to stay with.
- Camp Wrightwood is a United Methodist Church Lodge with bunk beds and showers. Suggested $10 donation
- Cottage In The Woods. Check Guthook
- Grizzly Cafe (check website)
Notes Next Section – Leg 9B Wrightwood to Agula Dulce:
This second part of Leg 9 is 85 miles from Wrightwood to Agula Dulce. We expect it to take us 8 days to complete with a double zero in Agula Dulce.
Daily hiking goals:
Day 1 = We leave Wrightwood and look at the weather conditions for Mt. Baden-Powell (9,406ft) and see if we will camp before the mountain or after it. We could hike 6 to 12 miles on Day 1. We want to Summit this mountain. We will wear spikes.
Day 2 = Will have us hike the rest to get to the 384 mile marker to camp at Little Jimmy Campground. We will take note that Bears have been known to be active in this area. Campsite has bear boxes.
Day 3 = hike 11 miles / hike to Cooper Canyon Camp which is large. Picnic tables, fire rings. Two streams flow near the campsite.
Day 4 = hike 11 miles / camp to Sulphur Springs Stream / Watch out for Poodle Dog Bush for the next 35 miles on trail.
Day 5 = will hike 12 miles /
Day 6 = will hike 6 miles / stay and camp $ Messenger Flat Campground at the 430.4mi marker.
Day 7 = 13 miles hiking / Hike to the Action KOA and take a zero the next day.
Day 8 = 10 miles hiking. / Hike to Agula Dulce
Day 9 = Zero in Agula Dulce
Day 10 = Zero in Agula Dulce
Services: Agula Dulce
- Sweetwater Bar & Grill.
- Order (Cali Burger) … sounds like it’s one of the best burgers on trail
- Big Mouth Pizza Company
- Small place… so find out online if anything closed or anything opened up recently.
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