Start: tentsite at mile 205
End: tentsite at mile 231, along Mission Creek
Miles covered: 26
PCT mile marker: 231/2652
Highlight: 360 views in the San Gorgonio Wilderness
Honorable mention: Trail magic at the “Oasis” under I-10 and at the Mesa Wind Farm maintenance building. (Would you walk 200 miles in the desert for a Klondike bar?)
Biggest challenge: 90 degree heat in the afternoon. But relaxing by the Whitewater River helped quite a bit.