Saturday, October 20, 2007

Great Day. Great Company. Great Hike.

Hannah, Sandi, Linda and Katie do a self portrait before the start of Hannah's, Sandi's and Katie's first-ever hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).

We drove up Hwy 74 from Hwy 111 in Palm Desert. 25 minutes later we arrived at the PCT Trailhead and hiked north for a couple of miles. I figure we hiked about 4 miles. Everyone enjoyed their hike. Sandi surprised me. She had no trouble keeping up with our pace. Hannah and Katie loved being out in the mountains.

Hannah and Katie definitely are up for an overnight backpack trip. We noticed a trail mileage marker stating it was 28 miles to Saddle Junction from Hwy 74 where we parked our car. It is another 2.5 miles to hike down into the town of Idyllwild. A discussed plan for the future is to do a car shuttle backpack leaving one car at the Hwy 74 (Palms to Pine trailhead) and another car in Idyllwild.

Katie would like to train for this backpack.
Hannah would like to go next weekend.
Sandi has offered to be our support!

I had a blast being "out there" with people who were so interested and excited.

p.s. Cindy and Tina, you better dust off your gear.






2 comments:

cindyfross said...

The gear is dusted :)

gottago said...

So, let's plan a backpack. Maybe in Los Padres (not where it was burned though).
:) Lind