Pacific Crest Trail Greg’s journey along the Crest in 2001
The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,665 mile footpath that extends from the deserts of southern California to the snow capped mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) starts at the Mexican-United States border near Campo, California and and continues northward through Oregon and Washington. The trail ends in Manning Park, British Columbia .
The PCT has five distinct sections, each having unique climate, geology, flora, and fauna. These sections are: Southern California, Central California, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington.
Southern California This section of trail extends from the Mexican border to Tehachapi Pass. The PCT starts modestly in the rolling chaparral covered hills on the Mexican Border. The trail in this section is mostly desert interspersed with several snow and pine covered mountain ranges.
The wooden monument marking the start or the end of the Pacific Crest Trail at the Mexican Border.
Mount Laguna is the first place to resupply along the trail. It is about 4O miles from the Mexican Border. It is located in the relatively cool and shaded Laguna Mountains.
Crossing expansive flower filled meadows south of Warner Springs.
One wind turbine in the desert can annually generate the same amount of electricity as 1,100 barrels of oil. This is the end of the Southern California slideshow. The next section is Central California. To continue: go the correct link or file for that section.