Mad dogs & hikers


“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun” – song written by Noel Coward



The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico north to Canada.  On the first day of July, my friend and I drove out to a section of the trail – several miles on a bumpy dirt road – which is inside the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park east of San Diego.   Please take note of two details – the month – July and “desert”.    I will plan my next hike of the PCT during summer at elevations above 5000 feet;  my next visit to the “desert”  will be in November!  However, we had plenty of water and were accomplished hikers.

We had no company except for a ground squirrel,  a hawk, lizards and a few hummingbirds along the trail.  But with Boy Scouts a half hour trek east at their summer camp, Lost Valley, I knew one of us would make it out.

And now from the comfort of home it is time for a nap!



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