WEDNESDAY STANDARD WILDERNESS HIKE: APRIL 20, 2022
“RUN FOR (FROM) THE BORDER,” KEY EXCHANGE HIKE
PCT Hike: (Campo to Hauser Canyon) or (Hauser Canyon to Campo)
13 miles, 2.5 pace, Elevation gain 2,000 ft., 8:00 AM start time.
Mission Valley carpool: if there is one, departs at 7:00 AM
***RSVP*** IF YOU ARE GOING BY NOON ON TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH
You must be fully COVID vaccinated to come on this hike.
Here is your chance to walk the first 12 miles of the 2,650-mile PCT. This 13-mile hike will start (or end) where the PCT crosses Hwy 94 in Campo and end (or start) in Hauser Canyon. There are 12 miles on the PCT, and the last (or first) mile is on a dirt road. This hike is mostly on a gentle to moderate, but consistent, incline or decline with total vertical gain of about 2,100 feet.
We will all meet up at the Buckman Springs Rest Area at Exit 51, the Buckman Springs Road off ramp from I-8. Be prepared to leave the Rest Area at 8 AM. We will divide up into two hiking groups to Hauser Canyon or Campo.
Pack snack, lunch, and water. Forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 66 after an overnight low of 42. Please, be prepared to either shuttle other hikers in your car or to be shuttled on this hike. The road in and out of Hauser Canyon is a somewhat bumpy, dirt road.
***RSVP*** BY NOON ON TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH IF YOU ARE GOING ON THIS HIKE.
- Send RSVP by email [email protected] or text (619) 887-0055. (Mike McDonald will co-lead this hike.)
- Are you willing for your car to participate in the key exchange and if so, how many people will it hold?
To Campo, CA 92106: From the rest area turn left on Buckman Springs Rd., after approximately 10 miles, turn right on Hwy 94 and drive 2.1 miles to the junction of Hwy. 94 and PCT to park. To Hauser Canyon: From the rest area turn left on Buckman Springs Rd. and drive 5.5 miles. Turn right onto Oak Dr. and drive 1.7 miles (you will cross Lake Morena Dr. and turn left on Lupine Dr./Hauser Creek Rd. Drive to the end to park. Parking GPS: 32.65537, -116.52338
Make sure that you review our information in the wilderness section of the Walkabout-int.org newsletter. https://www.walkabout-int.org/walks-2/wilderness-hikes/