WEDNESDAY WILDERNESS STANDARD HIKE: APRIL 12, 2023
“RUN FOR (FROM) THE BORDER”
(PCT from Campo to Hauser Canyon OR Hauser Canyon to Campo)
***RSVP*** IF YOU ARE GOING; THIS IS A KEY EXCHANGE HIKE
***RSVP*** IF YOU ARE GOING AND IF YOU PLAN BRINGING A CAR.
You must be fully COVID vaccinated to come on this hike.
Mission Valley carpool: if there is one, departs at 7:15 AM
Here is your chance to hike the first 12 miles of the 2,650 mile PCT. Our south bound hikers will be able to chat with PCT “Thru hikers” as they start their journey north. This 13.5-mile hike will start where the PCT crosses Hwy 94 in Campo and proceeds for the first 12 miles on the PCT ending in Hauser Canyon. The last mile is on a dirt road taking us back to half of our parked cars. 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 8:30 AM to shuttle the cars between Campo and Hauser Canyon. Toilet facilities are available at Buckman Springs Rest Area.
Pack snack, lunch, and water. Forecast is mostly sunny with highs in the mid 60’s and lows in the mid 30’s. 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.
- Send RSVP by email firstname.lastname@example.org or text (858) 449-9399, and Alan Nicol email@example.com
- Are you willing for your car to participate in the car shuttle 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 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/wilderness-hikes/