Pedometer Readings and Other Data

Technical Information for Each Segment

All elevations are rough approximations. Number of steps and calorie-burn data stopped being provided when we changed gadgets. Our new pedometer doesn’t give that data.

We're out in the middle of nowhere

California Chaparral to the south as we head to Barrel Springs. Mountains in the distance an ominous sign of our future.

May 13, 2012
Eagle Rock north to Warner Springs
Elevation: 2760 – 2890′
7.6 miles
15,890 steps
805 calories-burn

Park across ranger station in Warner Springs. Also parking area on the northern side of 79. One two-car parking spot on road by Eagle Rock but no trail head to get on.

May 27, 2012
Eagle Rock south to Barrel Springs
Elevation 2760 – 3500′
5.282 miles
11,066 steps
506 calories-burn

Parking at a lot on Montezuma Road leads right to trail.

June 9 – 10, 2012
Our first multi-day on the PCT
Burnt Rancheria south to Cibbets Flat (Day 1)
Cibbets Flat south to Boulder Oaks (Day 2)
Elevation 5680 – 4870′
17.442 miles
29,500 steps
1635 calories-burn

Plenty of parking in Mount Laguna recreation area. Need an adventure pass to park for the day until 10 am the next day. Day pass is $5. Best to get an annual pass for $30 and a Second Car pass for additional $5. This allows parking in Cleveland, San Bernardino, Angeles National  and Los Padres Forests.

June 29 – 30, 2012
Boulder Oaks south to Lake Morena (Day 1)
Lake Morena to Campo South Terminus (Day 2)
Elevation 2915 – 3560′
26.479 miles
44,896 steps
2485 calories-burn

Park in Boulder Oaks Campground with a pass.  There is also a small lot less than 0.1 mile north of the campground. Pass maybe necessary, but we parked free. The lot is just off the road.

August 19, 2012
Burnt Rancheria north to Pioneer Mail
Elevation 5200 – 5990′
11.3 miles
24,635 steps
995 calories-burn

Multiple places to park in Mount Laguna with a pass, and at Pioneer Mail Picnic Area.

September 1 – 5, 2012
Rainbow Lane (near Private Zoo) north to Arrastre Trail Camp (Day 1)
Arrastre Trail Camp to Doble Trail Camp (Day 2)
Doble Trail Camp to off-trail campsite near trail mile 278 (Day 3)
Mile 278 to off-trail campsite near trail mile 293.5 (Day 4)
Mile 293.5 to Deep Creek Bridge (Day 5)
Elevation 6800 – 8100′
54.3 miles
136,842 steps
5075 calories-burn
We were dropped off at the zoo. At the other end, we parked at Splinter Cabin Trail Head.  An Adventure Pass is needed.

October 16, 2012
Pioneer Mail north to Mason Valley Truck Trail Head
Elevation 5300′ – 4100′
11.36 miles including 1.5 mile hike-out to meet up with car
23,982 steps
1056 calories-burn
We parked one car at Pioneer Mail and one at The Fages Monument at the Mason Valley Truck Trail Head. We would need a pass to park at Pioneer Mail (which we already obtained while at prior visits) but would not at Mason Valley.

December 1, 2012
Indian Flats south to Warner Springs
Elevation 4000′ – 2890′
8.626 miles including half-mile hike-in to PCT
18,224 steps
804 calories-burn

January 5, 2013
Mason Valley Truck Trail Head to Scissors Crossing
Elevation 4200′ – 2200′
16.5 miles including half-mile hike-in to PCT
32,635 steps
1565 calories-burn

March 16, 2013
Tehachapi Pass – our first and hopefully last hike-in and out
Elevation roughly 4200′
4 miles each way

April 20 – 21, 2013
Barrel Springs to Scissors Crossing
Elevation 3400′ – 2200′
25.7 miles

May 17 – 19, 2013
Indian Flats to Table Mountain Truck Trail Road
Elevation 3200′ – 5200′
29.6miles including .9-miles hike in & out
199-miles round trip includes dropping off both cars at the trail heads.

Ferns in Tahquitz Meadow.

Ferns in Tahquitz Meadow.

July 3 – 6, 2013
Table Mountain Truck Trail Road to trail mile 147 (Night, Day 1)
Miles 147 – 161 (Day 2)
Miles 161 – 172 (Day 3)
Miles 172 – 181 (Day 4) + Additional 4.6-miles to Palm Springs Tram
Elevation 4488′ – 9700′
45.8 miles including 11.6-miles off-PCT to get to water sources and the Palm Springs Tram
235-miles round trip includes dropping off both cars at the trail heads.

Whitewater Preserve Pond

Whitewater Preserve Pond

August 30 – September 3, 2013
Onyx Summit to Mission Springs Trail Camp (Day 1)
Mission Springs Trail Camp to mile 229 (Day 2)
Mile 229 to Whitewater Preserve (Day 3)
Whitewater Preserve to Ziggy & Bear’s – Cabazon (Day 4)
44.3 miles
312-miles round trip including dropping off both cars at trail heads.

Wind mills near Cabazon

Wind mills near Cabazon.

November 14 – November 18, 2013
PCT mile 356 south to mile 347 (Day 1)
Mile 347 to 334 (Day 2)
Mile 334 to mile 320 (Day 3)
Mile 320 to mile 307 (Day 4)
Mile 307 to mile 298 (Day 5)
58 miles
265-miles round trip including dropping off one car at ending trail head.

South of Cajon Pass

March 26 – March 31, 2014
Mill Creek Summit north to Hiker Town
PCT mile 418 to mile 419 (Night 1)
Mile 419 to mile 433 (Day 1)
Mile 433 to mile 444 (Day 2)
Mile 444 to mile 459 (Day 3)
Mile 459 to mile 475 (Day 4)
Mile 475 to Hwy 138 via California Aqueduct (Day 5)
Plus 2.5-miles to Hiker Town on Hwy 138
86 miles

April 18 – April 20, 2014
Palms Springs Tram Trail north to San Jacinto to Ziggy & the Bear’s
Tram Trail Head to Round Valley (Night 1)
Round Valley to San Jacinto Peak to PCT Mile 195 (Day 1)
Mile 195 to mile 210 – Ziggy & the Bear’s (Day 2)
34 miles

May 8 – May 11, 2014
Gobbler’s Knob north to Mill Creek Summit
Gobbler’s Knob to Guffy Campground (Night 1)
Guffy to mile 379.75 (Day 1)
Mile 379.75 to 401.5 (Day 2)
Mile 401.5 to Mill Creek Summit (Day 3)
64 miles including roughly 2 miles walk-in

October 9 – October 17, 2014
Horseshoe Meadows south to Walker Pass
Horseshoe Meadows to mile 736 via Trail Pass to PCT (Day 1)
Mile 736 to mile 725 (Day 2)
Mile 725 to mile 712 (Day 3)
Mile 712 to mile 697 + walk-out and back to Kennedy Meadows General Store (Day 4)
Mile 697 to mile 685 (Day 5)
Mile 685 to mile 674 (Day 6)
Mile 674 to mile 660 (Day 7)
Mile 660 to mile 652 (Day 8)
Approximately 105 miles total including walk-in and water collection side-trips

Near Horseshoe Meadows

Near Horseshoe Meadows

March 12 – March 20, 2015
Walker Pass to Hiker Town
Walker Pass (mile 651) to mile 638 (Day 1)
Mile 638 to mile 624 (Day 2)
Mile 624 to mile 611 (Day 3)
Mile 611 to mile 598 (Day 4)
Mile 598 to mile 582 (Day 5)
Mile 582 to mile 565 (Day 6)
Mile 565 to mile 545 (Day 7)
Mile 545 to Hiker Town mile 517 (Day 8)
Approximately 134 mile total

August 27 – September 3, 2015
Horseshoe Meadows to Taboose Pass
Horseshoe Meadows mile 750 toward Cottonwood Pass – 2 miles (Day 1)
On to Rock Creek mile 760 (Day 2)
Mile 760 to Wallace Creek mile 770 (Day 3)
Mile 770 to Tyndall Creek mile 774 (Day 4)
Mile 774 to Middle Vidette mile 787 (Day 5)
Mile 787 to Woods Creek Suspension Bridge mile 799 (Day 6)
Mile 799 to Bench Lake mile 810 (Day 7)
Approximately 60 miles total

August 27 – September 9, 2016
Devil’s Postpile (Mammoth) to Tuolumne + Devil’s Postpile to Taboose Pass
Elevations ranging between 7800 and 12,000 feet
Devil’s Postpile (PCT mile 907) to Mile 918 (Day 1)
Mile 918 to mile 928 (Day 2)
Mile 928 to Tuolumne PCT mile 942 (Day 3)
Bus back to Mammoth – Hike south to mile 900 (Day 4)
Mile 900 to mile 888 (Day 5)
Mile 888 to trail to Ferry at Edison Lake – 9 miles (Day 6)
Zero-day at Vermilion Valley Resort (Day 7)
Bear Creek Trail from Vermilion to mile 869 (includes 9-mile hike-out on Bear Creek Trail Alternate) (Day 8)
Mile 869 to mile 856 (Day 9)
Mile 856 to mile 844 (Day 10)
Mile 844 to mile 831 (Day 11)
Mile 831 to mile 816 (Day 12)
Mile 816 to mile 810 + 11-mile hike-out via Taboose Pass (Day 13)
Roughly a total of 145 miles including hike-out

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