Scissors Crossing (77.3) to Barrel Spring (101.2)
(24 miles, +3,700/-4,700 feet).
This was a spectacular north to south PCT day hike transitioning from damp chaparral to dense cactus garden by the end. It was extremely dry!
MixMaster and I started walking 15 minutes before daybreak with our headlamps.
We shortly passed a 100 mile marker for the PCT made by one of the thru-hikers.
There were beautiful views of ridges on either side of our perch in the San Felipe Hills.
Toward the end of the hike my right knee started hurting, but I made it down okay.