Our adventure today started at the Mt Laguna outfitter where Derek threw out his old new balences that were completely worn out in the heel with some brand new shoes! His haul also included injinji toe socks and some nice teal women’s sandals ( apparently the women’s were lighter)… After getting another ice cream from the store, we headed back on the trail for some of the most beautiful views yet! The only way to describe them is that Derek said “hey, for the first time this actually feels like the pacific crest trail!” Since we were on the crest of the amazing mountains looking down toward the town of Julian. We took some panoramic pics to try and capture the feel.
Other highlights were that I saw the first horse on the trail which I was excited about. The PCT is also an equestrian trail so I have been wondering when we would see a horse. This one was named Chica!
We also crossed Mile 50! This is officially the longest hike/ backpacking trip I’ve ever beenon and I’m glad it’s not over! I’m surprised I don’t even miss the comforts of home.