[pct-l] Trail tread conditions

Eric Lee saintgimp at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 25 11:55:44 CST 2010

Eugene wrote:
What's the trail tread normally like?  This weekend the trail between Campo
and Lake Moreno was like a gully in many parts.  It was especially bad right
next to the border where the border patrol roads drain into the trail and
created foot deep gullies.  It wasn't as bad elsewhere, but I spent most of
my time straddling the trail.  My ankles are going to hate me if the trail
is going to be like that throughout. 		 	   		  

The trail is 2,650 miles long; you can expect a variety of conditions.  :-)
That said, heavy erosion is definitely not normal and the vast majority of
the trail is in good shape because a whole lot of people invest a whole lot
of time to maintain it.  Think about them when you hike!


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