PCT Mill Creek to the Golden Spike April 2021

Vicki and I backpacked (mainly) on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mill Creek Summit in the Angeles National Forest to the Golden Spike in Soledad Canyon, near Acton.  Along the way we climbed Mount Gleason and visited the Station Fire Memorial.  We also checked out the “Golden Spike” monument, where the PCT was formally completed and dedicated as a National Scenic Trail back in 1993.  The weather started out hot, but a cold front came through and produced plenty of chilly damp clouds for the second half of the hike.  As always, the PCT delivered plenty of views and lots of ups and downs.

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PCT Hesperia to I-15 April 2021

Vicki and I backpacked on the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Dam in Hesperia to Interstate 15 near Cajon Pass, visiting Silverwood Lake along the way.  We’re fairly wimpy hikers, so it took us four days to hike 29 miles!  Why did we do it?  Because this was just about the final piece of PCT Section C that we had left to hike.  The weather was a bit warm, but we had a good time, and got the 2021 hiking season off to a fun start.

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