[pct-l] Planning a Trip for 2012
yogihikes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 13:21:59 CDT 2011
Hello Tim -
April is prime time to start a hike from the Mexican border. I recommend
you contact Barney & Sandy Mann, or Girl Scout. They are the folks who host
hikers at their homes in San Diego. They'll take you to the border.
Instead of finding a way back to San Diego from Idyllwild, I recommend
flying out of Palm Springs instead. To do this, instead of going to
Idyllwild, continue on the PCT, take a side trail over to the tram on San
Jacinto, take the tram down to Palm Springs, fly home from their.
On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 9:24 PM, Tim Gustafson <tjg at tgustafson.com> wrote:
> I'm planning on hiking the PCT in sections starting in April of 2012
> at the Mexican border. I was planning on flying into San Diego, and
> then somehow getting from the airport to the trail head, and then
> hiking to Idyllwild over the course of about 2 weeks, and then somehow
> getting from Idyllwild back to the San Diego airport.
> So, I have three questions:
> 1. Does anyone have any recommendations for the best way to get from
> San Diego to the trail head?
> 2. Is two weeks a sufficient amount of time for this trip? Craig's
> PCT Planner says "yes", with room to spare, but I was wondering if
> anyone had any recommendations one way or the other?
> 3. Does anyone have any recommendations for the best way to get from
> Idyllwild back to San Diego airport?
> I checked Super Shuttle, and they appear to go from San Diego Airport
> to Campo, and from Idyllwild to Long Beach Airport (which would be
> fine), but it's like $190 for the trip from San Diego to Campo, and
> like $290 for the trip from Idyllwild to Long Beach. That's actually
> more than the air fare to get to either airport. So, I was hoping
> that there was a less expensive way.
> Tim Gustafson
> tjg at tgustafson.com
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