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Sept 25: San Elijo State Beach to the Mexican Border! (54.7 miles)

I captured a nice slim sunset last night

I actually did not sleep so well after all, I’m thinking it was due to the excitement of this journey’s imminent conclusion. I got up early and headed out.

I had one last big hill on this trip: Torrey Pines Road. I ...

Sep 24: Costa Mesa to San Elijo State Beach Bear Encinitas (78.3 miles)

Today’ intended ride would have been a bit over 60 miles riding on a combination of Hwy 1, some nice oceanfront trails and quiet roads through Camp Pendleton Marine Base. I’ll explain the “intended” below…

I slept in late, until 7:30 and felt guilty about it! I was then off ...

Sep 23: Leo Cabrillo State Beach to Costa Mesa (87.9 miles)

The next possible campsite is at Doheney State Beach in Dana Point, but they have recently shut down their Hiker-Biker site due to abuses by vagrants. The next site is 10 miles south in San Onofre, and the next after that is San Elijo, another 31 miles.

So, I’m not ...

Sep 22: Camarillo State Beach to Leo Cabrillo State Beach (53.4 miles)

It was a noisy campground- lots of Friday night partiers and cars/campers arriving. My earplugs did their best but it was not good enough.

This morning I was greeted by Drew who has been following my blog since the PCT days and lives in Carpinteria. He rode his bike down ...