Overnight to Mt San Jacinto via Deer Spring

Mt San JacintoOne of the most important lessons you can learn anytime you head out into the Wilderness is when to cut the trip short and head back to civilization. All outdoorsmen will have to learn this one way or the other at some point in their lives. We learned this lesson ourselves this past weekend on our planned overnight trip to Round Valley Campground on Mt San Jacinto.

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Hiking the John Muir Trail (JMT)

My employer graciously offers us one month paid time off in addition to our normal vacation time every three years of employment. Many people use this time off to travel somewhere they’ve never been, and some have used it to work on side projects unencumbered by their responsibilities at work.

I’m using mine to hike the John Muir Trail with my 14-year-old son.

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