Dean met up with his first friends on the trail. Jeanne Gemmell is a friend from Sun Valley, who also lives in Borrego Springs. Her hiking club made a special outing to meet the PCT guy! They had to hike from the Pedro Fages Monument (near Lake Cuyamaca) over to the PCT and then hike south on the PCT to meet up with Dean who was hiking north from the Pioneer Mail Campground. Great effort!
“We had fun meeting up with Jeanne’s friend Dean from Sun Valley on the Pacific Crest Trail. We hiked through meadows of wildflowers, had panoramic mountain views, and visited with PCT hikers from Minnesota, Portland, San Francisco, etc. and were surprised by another rattlesnake. The weather was perfect once again.”