Training Run on the PCT from Penny Pines to Boulder Oaks

I wanted to share a few pictures from Sunday's run on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), starting with a short out and back past Garnet Peak, then running from Penny Pines to Boulder Oaks campground, which is basically the second half of the PCT 50. These hills are less than an hour east of downtown San Diego. There was a group of seven of us, and we hit a great weather window, picking a weekend between two storms. We ran close to 27 miles of the PCT in a little over 4 1/2 hours. We kept a steady pace and took a few short breaks. I took most of the pictures as I was running because if I stopped for too long I would lose sight of the group. It was good training for next month's Joshua Tree traverse.





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