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AdventureGraham
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11/17/2015
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One of my goals is to hike all of the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California.... and of course I enjoy spending time in ABDSP, so this hike combined two of my interest! I did this back in October and it was my 40th hike of the year. I wouldn't mind doing this again and camping at the base of the peak. The views down towards upper Coyote Canyon (my 1st hike of the year) and of the Santa Rosa mountains were spectacular. I believe this trek was around 5 miles with about 1300' of elevation gain.


































edited by BorregoWrangler on 11/17/2015
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dsefcik
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11/17/2015
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Nice trip and good to see you back again BW....I had looked at your blog not too long ago just to make sure you were still on track with your new years challenge..how is that looking? Last entry I see is in July...! Thumbs Up

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ImpatientHiker
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11/18/2015
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Great pics! Looks like you had perfect weather and it's motivating me to get my kids on a trail out there soon. I'd like to try and connect Combs to Toro someday but your pic really shows just how tricky that may be to accomplish.
I'm with Daren, how's your challenge going (nudge, nudge)?
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Viper
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11/18/2015
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Happy to see your report on Combs. We did it a couple of years ago on a beautiful summer morning and saw nobody. It is a great short hike that gives a unique perspective of Anza Borrego and surrounding areas. And nice to know we weren't the only ones (based on one of the summit entries in your photo) who were plagued by tiny flies at the summit. But as my son recalled in his blog writeup, they were the wimpiest bugs in the world, as they seem to die on contact. http://peakbagginben.blogspot.com/2013/10/combs-peak.html
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surfponto
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11/18/2015
surfponto
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Nice TR. Funny everyone that does that hike talks.about the biting flies...

http://www.anzaborrego.net/Travel/AnzaBorrego/post/2009/05/26/Hiking-to-the-top-of-Combs-Peak

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ziphius
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11/18/2015
ziphius
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Nice trip Wrangler, I like that area. There's an old 'camp' (~1930s era) tucked away in the area with a reliable spring.

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rockhopper
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11/19/2015
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Neat T.R. and photos. Hey,that is the area where the "Lost hiker" went missing along that section of the PCT earlier this year.
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AdventureGraham
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11/22/2015
AdventureGraham
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Thanks for all the replies, guys! I've been so busy with life that I really haven't had much time to spend on the boards. My 52 Hike Challenge is coming along great! I only have 4 hikes left to do before I complete it! Last weekend I camped and hiked 12 miles into Carrizo Gorge. I also hiked Granite Mountain, just south of Scissors Crossing.

As for that lost hiker... yeah, I do recall that being the area where he went missing. Did they ever find anything more than just his pack?
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