Boucher Trail Loop

14 January 2022
Thunder Spring Trail to Boucher Trail to Adams Trail
(6 miles, +1,200/-1,200 feet).

Today we headed out to the Anza-Borrego desert for the weekend, but first we stopped at Palomar Mountain State Park on the way to do a hike in the woods. We’ve camped near here before at Observatory Camground to watch the Perseid meteor shower, but we’ve never been here before. It was wonderful!

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Half Cookie leads the way
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Doane Pond
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Great Mullein
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Jeffrey Pine

We especially liked the huge California Incense-Cedars all over the place.

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So cool!
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Let’s make some new ones!
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Thanks guys!

On the route up to Boucher Hill, the high point of the loop, we started to get views of San Jacinto and Gorgonio, and we passed a monument to the CCC.

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San Gorgonio Mountain
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Historic watchtower on Boucher Hill
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Not-so-historic Harrah’s Casino!

From the summit it was down, down, down through the woods back to the car. We’ll definitely put this one on the list!

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