Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 19
WALKER PASS to KENNEDY MEADOWS: Go 48.5 miles on the Kern Plateau, a slanted wilderness that connects foxtail pine country to the crumbling granite obelisks of the Sierra foothills.
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- Distance: 78.2
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Walker Pass Campground; Keep N
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L to CA 198
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PCT crosses Walker Pass @ CA 178 near a monument describing the area pioneer history. Considered the start of the Sierra Nevada, where views become more dramatic as jagged granite peaks enter the scene.
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Campsites on a saddle amongst trees
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Campsites on Morris/Jenkins Saddle
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Spur to Joshua Tree Spring: spring best skipped, according to the guideboook, it has tested positive for high levels of uranium.
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Spanish Needle Creek 1st Crossing
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2nd crossing Spanish Needle Creek, this fork has the largest flow so fill up here.
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3rd crossing Spanish Needle Creek
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4th crossing Spanish Needle Creek
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Windy, exposed saddle features great views E down into the dry Mojave Desert area left behind.
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A large, established campsite on a broad ridge before making the decent down towards Lamont Creek
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Spur to Fox Mill Spring
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Fox Mill Road
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Cross dirt road
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Cross dirt road
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Cross dirt road
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First creek in Rockhouse Basin
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South Fork Kern River, where the watercourse passes through a tight gateway of resistant bedrock.
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Diminutive Pine Creek
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Creeklet at the begining of the expansive sagebrush plain of Kennedy Meadows
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Crosses a paved road, just to R of bridge over South Fork Kern River. Turn R to visit the Kennedy Meadows General Store.
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Kennedy Meadows General Store:great porch for relaxing, showers, laundry, and package service
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Kennedy Meadows Campground S end
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Kennedy Meadows TH @ N end;
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Tight squeeze on the South Fork Kern River
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