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Distance

4.47 mi

Elevation gain

404 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

404 ft

Max elevation

7,766 ft

Trailrank

69

Min elevation

7,500 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

one hour 38 minutes

Coordinates

658

Uploaded

September 20, 2016

Recorded

September 2016
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7,766 ft
7,500 ft
4.47 mi

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near Fawnskin, California (United States)

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Brief circular route through the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), in the state of California (United States), in the area near the Big Bear Lake. near the town of Fawnskin, from the intersection of the trail with the track called Polique Canyon Road (2N09E), to the skirt of Bertha Peak (8,201 feet), and back.

It is a brief reconnaissance raid, through a section of the San Bernardino National Forest.

The hike begins on a dirt road that can be crossed by vehicles (Polique Canyon Road) and follows the path of the Pacific Crest Trail in an area heavily populated by pines, cypresses and other conifers. It is fortunate that this beautiful wooded area (with abundant snow during the winter) is being fought (for now) of the numerous forest fires that have plagued southern California for several years, aggravated by the severe drought.

In one sector of the route, the PCT follows a new route, so it seems updated a short time ago, using for this a segment of a minor path (the Cougar Crest), from which you can see to the south a magnificent view of the Big Bear Lake, from the mountain ridge that goes towards the Bertha Peak.

This panoramic view of the lake is the most striking part of this short route, since the views to the north are much more limited and of little interest.

The signaling of the trail is a bit poor, but enough to avoid getting lost in the small labyrinth of paths and forest roads that intersect in the area.
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Intersection

Inicio del recorrido. Intersección del PCT con la pista Polique Canyon Road (2N09E)

Start of the route. PCT Intersection with the Polique Canyon Road (2N09E)
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Sendero

Sendero
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Sendero y vista

Sendero y vista
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Cruce con desvio al Bertha Peak

Cruce con desvio al Bertha Peak
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Mesa y sombra

Mesa y sombra
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Media vuelta, al pie del Bertha Peak

Media vuelta, al pie del Bertha Peak
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Sendero de regreso

Sendero de regreso
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Vistas hacia el Big Bear Lake

Vistas hacia el Big Bear Lake
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Intersección del PCT con la antigua pista que seguía este sendero

Intersección del PCT con la antigua pista que seguía este sendero

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