Monday, January 13, 2014

about to hike the San Diego Trans-County Trail !!!

This coming Saturday, January 18th, with a small part of my PCT hiker family and I will attempt to Thru-Hike the newer San Diego Trans-County Trail,  (TCT) beginning at the Sultan Sea, and hiking West for 150+ miles to the Pacific Ocean at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

This is a post on our facebook group where the hike-coordinator, ScrubRat (Brett Ritchey) quickly describes the route:
     "The San Diego Trans-County Trail is roughly 140 miles from the Salton Sea to Torrey Pines beach. A friend and I hiked last year and it was awesome. The route goes from the Salton Sea, following washes west to Borrego Springs. From there, it is the CRHT all the way to Cuyamaca. From there, a road/dirt road walk to cedar creek falls, followed by a bushwhack over El Cajon mt. The next stretch is either a road walk or a bushwhack around San Vicente reservoir. After that, soothe sailing down Peñasquitos Canyon into Torrey Pines marsh and out to the beach."
the boys in San Diego establishing a route on some HUGE maps.

I am extremely excited to start this!! I am gonna be hiking with a rockstar cast of hikers !! I'll be joining my amazing and inspiring friend, BloodBank (sara fry) whom I finished the PCT with and traveled to Alaska for a summer's worth of hiking and volunteer trail work. Also, rounding out the cast is ScrubRat and his better-half, DoeEyes, who live in San Diego and are responsible for making this trip happen, determining the route, and all logistics. Another amazing hiker joining us is John CACTUS mckinney, and kyle NOTSOBAD dahl. All of us are alumni of the 2012 Pacific Crest Trail. We all hiked with each other or at least crossed paths several times during that epic summer, and I truly can not wait to hit the trail with them again!!!

Another awesome aspect of this hike, is that the trail is not complete. It is still in its infancy, and only about 60-70% complete. And that just means 'protected' that doesn't necessarily mean 70% of it is an actual trail, I am sure much less of it is actual trail than that.....

So, from the 18th of January until around Feb 1st, this is the adventure I will be on. Stay tuned for updates and pictures as I go, as well as seeing what my next adventures just may be....

Have a great week folks.




  1. Thanks for stopping by Minutemen Survival Supply in Jackson , have a good trip .

  2. How long did it take you? thanks