What better way to kick off the Fourth of July than hiking out to see Eagle Rock? My friend Juliet had been wanting to tag along on one of my adventures and this one seemed perfect. She lives up in Temecula, so she met Ted and me in Warner Springs. Since we had two cars we decided to do the hike as a point-to-point along the Pacific Crest Trail. We drove down to the PCT trailhead off Montezuma Valley road and headed out along the trail.
The trail weaved its way through rolling hills and grasslands. It reaffirmed our choice of picking our route out to Eagle Rock.
We crossed a still-flowing stream and up and over the small hills. It was nice having some new company on the trail.
The rock formation soon came into view. There were a couple of folks enjoying the ‘Eagle’, as we arrived. After taking our photos and having a snack, we continued on the PCT toward Warner Springs.
The miles ticked off quickly. We met a few more hikers heading out to Eagle Rock. The shade along the trail was nice and the gentle sounds of another creek were enjoyable.
Soon we found ourselves back in Warner Springs having done 8.1 miles along the PCT. This was my 45th peak of my 100 Peak Challenge.
I am an avid peak bagger, sometimes backpacker, and former sea kayaker living in San Diego. In 2019, I became the third person to complete the San Diego 100 Peak Challenge. Not stopping with that accomplishment, I set my sights on the harder San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list, which I completed in 2021. In addition, I have conquered several Six-Pack of Peaks challenges (SoCal, San Diego, and Arizona-Winter). Beyond attempting the San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list a second time, I am looking forward to exploring new summits and new adventures across the southwest.