Pacific Crest Trail, Silverwood Lake

Jodie and I took to the trail at Silverwood Lake yesterday.  This part of the Pacific Crest trail starts in Silverwood and meets up in the Cajon Pass near the McDonalds.

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I thought this would be a good day to try this trail and see how many miles we could travel before we could see the Cajon Pass.  We made it to the top of the first hill which was about 3.5 miles.  We could see Summit Valley and the Cajon Pass off in the distance.  It was an easy to moderate hike and it was a good place to turn around and come back.  We will try this trail again and make our goal the McDonalds in the pass on another day when it is not quite so hot.

Silverwood Lake in the distance

Silverwood Lake in the distance

On our way back we had quite a beautiful view of the lake.  These weekend hikes are a great way to unwind from our busy and sometimes stressful days at work.  Jodie and I talked about checking into the possibility of renting kayaks on the lake.  The high desert is so close to so many great outdoor activities.  We are so blessed to live in such a great area and the great state of California.