Dangers | The Heat Is Scary

A woman died on Wednesday after collapsing while hiking in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Anza. The “hiker down” call was received at 11:30 a.m. on the Pacific Crest Trail, near Highway 74, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The hiker, whose name and age was not immediately released, was with another…

California Wildfires

At the beginning of what’s expected to be a record-breaking wildfire season in California, a photo of a firefighter who has battled flames in Big Sur’s Willow Fire is becoming a symbol of the foreboding 2021 wildfire season. Justin Grunewald, his face and clothing covered in ash, appears exhausted, resting for what was likely a…

Side Trip: Summit Mt. Jacinto (10,834ft)

Side Trip Summit It’s off the trail but most people hiking the Pacific Crest Trail will try and summit if the weather conditions are favorable. We plan to hike out of Idyllwild and camp near the bottom so we can either hike it and find somewhere nice to camp and enjoy the views. We will…

Side Trip: Yosemite National Park

The PCT runs through part of Yosemite National Park. It would be nice to take a ‘Trailcation’ and explore it deeper. A longer documentary can be found here just under a hour. Don’t tell mom. Karen, if you are reading this. Please pull the rope out of the wall to fix the computer, since this…

Side Trip: Summit Mt. Whitney

The highest point on the Pacific Crest Trail is Forrester’s Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that brings you up to 13,153ft. This marks the highest point along the trail, but many PCT hikers will take a side trip to try and Summit Mt. Whitney. Mt. Whitney reaches 14,508ft and for PCT hikers that want…

Lone Pine to Crabtree Meadows Leg 14-Sec G

LEGEND LINKS: California Section G (Sec Dist-115mi) / Walker Pass (Onyx, Kernville) to Crabtree Meadows (Mt. Whitney) / This Leg 14 covers Lone Pine to Crabtree Meadows (Mt. Whitney) Walker Pass to Kennedy Meadows Leg 12 is 50 miles Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine Leg 13 is 43.3 miles Viewing: Lone Pine to Crabtree Meadows…

Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine (745.3mi) Leg 13-Sec G

LEGEND LINKS: California Section G (Sec Dist-115mi) / Walker Pass (Onyx, Kernville) to Crabtree Meadows (Mt. Whitney) (767mi) Walker Pass to Kennedy Meadows (702mi) Leg 12-Sec G Viewing: Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine (745.3mi) Leg 13-Sec G Lone Pine to Crabtree Meadows (767mi) Leg 14-Sec G Back To Section: Table of Contents > Trail Notes…