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    William McGehee completed Pacific Crest Trail Section 1

    almost 2 years ago

    William McGehee added Clevenger Canyon North

    about 2 years ago

    William McGehee added Map - May 21 09:54 PM

    about 2 years ago

    William McGehee added Track - May 14 16:46

    about 2 years ago

    William McGehee completed Daley Ranch Loop

    about 2 years ago

    William McGehee added Otay Truck Trail

    about 2 years ago

    William McGehee completed Old Banner Toll Road Trail

    about 2 years ago

    William McGehee added Family Hikes

    about 2 years ago

    William McGehee reviewed McGinty Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    I have modified the route to include the proper McGinty Mountain summit. I believe the distance given is a little shorter than the actual route length. My GPS indicated approximately 4.7 miles out and back. I agree with the difficulty rating. Moderate is accurate. There are some eroded areas where people have short-cut the trail (such as right at the first mine) straight up/down. This makes for very difficult footing. If all people would use the proper route, the trail is no harder than moderate, and is only that hard because of its length.

    William McGehee completed McGinty Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    William McGehee updated Crystal Lake Trail

    over 2 years ago

    William McGehee updated Crystal Lake Trail

    over 2 years ago

    William McGehee updated San Miguel Mountain Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    William McGehee reviewed Big Laguna Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee completed Big Laguna Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee reviewed May Lake High Sierra Camp

    about 3 years ago

    Very nice trail, and quite tame. Can be steeper towards the end, just before gaining the final step to the lake, but nothing too challenging. My 4 and 6 year olds were able to make the hike pretty easily. Trail was in good condition except for two places where pines had fallen across. One required climbing over the trunk, the other spot had a fairly established little bypass. Nothing too difficult, but could be a problem for stressed-mobility folks. Today, the mosquitos were out, but as long as you stay away from denser vegetation such as young pine thickets, you'll be fine. Even so, we walked through a few intentionally looking for a place to have a nice lunch and the bugs were there, but non aggressive.

    BEAUTIFUL view and great hike up and back. Worth a revisit!

    William McGehee completed Olmsted Point Nature Trail

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee added Family Lake Lunch

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee added Half Dome Photo Shoot

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee added 1 Mile Out And Back

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee added Partial Segment

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee completed Ediza Lake Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee reviewed Crystal Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    We took up an infant (in a pack), a 4 and 6 year old today and had a great time! The gradient was pretty mild and the trail conditions right now are VERY tame. With the lack of moisture this year, the trail is very dry, though a few snow patches still cross the path.

    The way this trail was put in, the grade is pretty benign. For beginners, this would be a good first "high" hike. Not too crazy and a good amount of traffic. And EXCELLENT views. Seriously beautiful. Reminded me a lot of the good amount of time I've spent in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    William McGehee added Family hike day

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee completed Crystal Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee saved Crystal Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee completed Lake Poway Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee completed Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee completed Pyles Peak Trail

    about 3 years ago

    William McGehee completed Mt. Baldy Notch Trail

    over 3 years ago

    William McGehee reviewed El Cajon Mountain Trail

    over 3 years ago

    The trail is pretty well maintained and easy to follow; with the exception of the final quarter mile. The wandering paths through the brush can be a pain to follow on the way up, but on the way down the challenge becomes much greater. Either follow a tracking program in and out, or take very good mental notes on the way in. The issue is not getting lost so much as it is creating more trails as you wander about looking for the "right" way out.

    Hydrate and nutrient replacement has been adequately covered. Just give it a go, and never forget that JUST because you can make it to the summit, doesn't mean you can make it out. Plan for the second half of the hike in terms of energy!