Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 4
CA 78 to WARNER SPRINGS: Best done during the cooler days of spring and fall, this 25.8-mile stretch runs through the shrubby San Felipe Hills of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
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- Distance: 41.6
Location: 33.097900390625, -116.47193145752
CA 78: the road to hitch to Julian. Plenty of camping here although it’s likely windy due to exposure.
Location: 33.0982666015625, -116.472297668457
Undrinkable water in San Felipe Creek. Unfortunate because the upcoming section is high and dry. Hitching to towns of Julian or Banner for water is option.
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Third gate and the “third gate” water cache
Location: 33.1759490966797, -116.551666259766
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Barrel Springs: large trough with good water and nicely shaded camping
Location: 33.2159652709961, -116.588165283203
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Beautifully flowing creek under oak trees
Location: 33.2547988891602, -116.611434936523
Eagle Rock protrudes from the expansive grasslands
Location: 33.2712821960449, -116.642646789551
CA Hiking and Riding Trail into Warner Springs.
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Location: 33.2550811767578, -116.612503051758
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Ridgline and Mountains
Location: 33.1545715332031, -116.529312133789
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Interweaving cirrus bands form intricate patterns. ©Jack Haskel