[pct-l] Rejoining PCT at Interstate 15 or Wrightwood

enyapjr at comcast.net enyapjr at comcast.net
Thu May 7 11:50:47 CDT 2015

> I am looking to rejoin the PCT at either Interstate 15/Route 138 at Cajon Pass (Mile 342) or Wrightwood (Mile 363 or 369).  
> I will  be traveling from the East Coast/Washington DC area.  I am currently looking at flying into San Diego, or Los Angeles 
> (or if you have any other ideas, I am open to suggestions) and then picking up an Enterprise rent-a-car, driving to Victorville, 
> dropping the car off at the Enterprise office in Victorville and taking the Victor Valley Transit Authority Bus Number 21 to 
> Phelan and then the Number 20 bus from Phelan to Wrightwood.  Is there any easier way to get to Wrightwood?

I mostly use Burbank airport going in/out of the greater LA area - much easier than LAX in my opinion; plus I like Metrolink, too(!)...
Fly into Burbank airport (BUR), <http://burbankairport.com/> (having first checked Enterprise rental rate & drop-off charges for BUR
to Hesperia plus also contact and get quote for taxi from Palmdale Metrolink station to Phelan, <http://av-transportation.com/>; add
Metrolink Burbank to Palmdale cost of $12.50 to taxi quote to compare total cost of each option)...

If renting car from Enterprise, drive to Hesperia Enterprise location; have Enterprise drop you off at Baldy Mesa Rd/Phelan Rd - a
gas station/convenience store that is just under 8 miles from their Hesperia location, within their 10 mile limit!) - it is also a stop on
the VVTA #21 route; take VVTA #21 to Phelan, then #20 to Wrightwood...
If not renting a car, take free shuttle from airport to Downtown Burbank Metrolink station; take Metrolink Antelope Valley Line to
Palmdale station; take taxi from Palmdale to Phelan; take VVTA #20 from Phelan to Wrightwood...

If you really, really want to get to Cajon, I would still suggest going to Wrightwood first (unless additional postings get you a ride) and
stop in at Mountain Hardware - they keep a list of local trail angels; call TAs until you can arrange a ride down to Cajon...
...or Google "taxi Hesperia, CA" to get from the Enterprise office to Cajon (Cajon is beyond their 10 mile limit and they refused to go
that far last year!).

Hope that helps somehow, Joe!  Happy trails!!!
Jim (PITA)

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