Mexican Border to Big Bear City
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The beginning of an epic journey...
Started at the US - Mexican border on April 24th, 2009 in the town of Campo, CA.  I only hiked for a day before arriving at Lake Morena State Park
where
I attended the ADZPCTKO (Annual Day Zero PCT Kick Off - A low-key gathering of past, present, and future thru-hikers to inform this years hikers
about what they may encounter on the trail and how to deal with it).  This first leg of my journey brought me through the Laguna Mountains, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park,
 San Felipe Hills, San Jacinto Wilderness, and then finally I skirted around the San Gorgonio Wilderness crossing Whitewater River and Mission Creek before

arriving in Big Bear City.  Along the way I stopped and resupplied in Julian, Warner Springs, Idyllwild, and Big Bear City, CA.


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Colorful Coast Horned Lizard
Colorful Coast Horned Lizard

Colorful Coast Horned Lizard
Southern Alligator LIzard
Southern Alligator LIzard

Southern Alligator LIzard
Young Coast Horned Lizard
Young Coast Horned Lizard

Young Coast Horned Lizard
Vibrant Desert Paintbrush
Vibrant Desert Paintbrush

Vibrant Desert Paintbrush
San Felipe Hills
San Felipe Hills

San Felipe Hills
Western Chorus Frog at Barrel Spring
Western Chorus Frog at Barrel Spring

Western Chorus Frog at Barrel Spring
South of Eagle Rock
South of Eagle Rock

South of Eagle Rock
Blue-eyed Marry - Collinsia
Blue-eyed Marry - Collinsia

Blue-eyed Marry - Collinsia
Desert Sun Cup - Camissonia
Desert Sun Cup - Camissonia

Desert Sun Cup - Camissonia
Cantebury Bell (Phacelia)
Cantebury Bell (Phacelia)

Cantebury Bell (Phacelia)
California Poppy
California Poppy

California Poppy
California Poppies
California Poppies

California Poppies
Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock
Female Side-blotched Lizard
Female Side-blotched Lizard

Female Side-blotched Lizard
Desert Mountains North Of Warner Springs
Desert Mountains North Of Warner Springs

Desert Mountains North Of Warner Springs
So-Cal North Of Warner Springs
So-Cal North Of Warner Springs

So-Cal North Of Warner Springs
Poodle Dog Bush
Poodle Dog Bush

Poodle Dog Bush
The Guzzler - Desert Water
The Guzzler - Desert Water

The Guzzler - Desert Water
Desert Bluebell - Phacelia
Desert Bluebell - Phacelia

Desert Bluebell - Phacelia
Desert Sage - Salvia
Desert Sage - Salvia

Desert Sage - Salvia
Entering San Bernadino National Forest
Entering San Bernadino National Forest

Entering San Bernadino National Forest
Looking East From San Jacinto Mountains
Looking East From San Jacinto Mountains

Looking East From San Jacinto Mountains
More Views Of The San Jacinto Mtns
More Views Of The San Jacinto Mtns

More Views Of The San Jacinto Mtns
San Jacinto Mountains
San Jacinto Mountains

San Jacinto Mountains
Windy Night At Fobes Saddle - San Jacinto Mountains
Windy Night At Fobes Saddle - San Jacinto Mountains

Windy Night At Fobes Saddle - San Jacinto Mountains

© Christopher Hansen 2009