Start: Mile 20 Lake Morena
End : Mile 37.1 Long Creek Campsite
We were out of our Lake Morena cabin at 7:30 this morning and back on the PCT by 7:50. It was another beautiful day – blue, clear skies but chilly, probably low 40’s. Within a few minutes of getting on the PCT we heard and then saw two wild turkeys gobbling just off the trail. And then almost immediately we saw a couple of Turkey Vultures with their wings spread out and sunning in a nearby tree. Coincidence???
It was going to be a good day. As we continued our hike away from Lake Morena we passed though beautiful pasturelands and had views back towards Lake Morena.
Mid-morning we arrived at Boulder Oaks Campground near I-8 and filled up with water. After we passed under I-8 we started a gradual and consistent upward hike into the Laguna Mountains. Here is a view looking back at Interstate 8.
As the day progressed we continued our upward climb into the Laguna’s. By days end, we had climbed about 2000 feet. We found a nice campsite along Long Creek and spent our first night in our tent.
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