Noble Canyon Trailhead to spring stream crossing and back
(10 miles, +500/-500 feet).
I don’t have many pictures of my first hike with BarnFinder—we were too busy talking and getting to know each other a little better. I was surprised to find out that we read the same PCT bloggers and I was thrilled that we had such a good time hiking together. Maybe I won’t have to do all this hiking by myself….
The hike goes through beautiful chaparral and up through a desert riparian area with old oak trees. The hike is unusual for San Diego County in that even during severe drought there is usually water in the canyon. In fact, I didn’t carry much water because I planned to fill up at the stream crossing where we turned around and headed back.
And of course, we had to celebrate at the newly-opened Ballast Point brewery on the way back.