The 16th Annual Day Zero PCT Kick-Off Event was held the weekend of April 24th at Lake Morena County Park. For the roughly 300-400 thru hikers who will attempt to hike the full 2,650 mile long trail over the next five months, it marks the end of planning and preparation and the beginning of a long anticipated adventure. Over the next few months, we can anticipate the first of the PCT thu hikers to pass through the Tehachapi mountains on their way north.

The section of the PCT that passes through our back yard is one of the driest sections, with as many as 30 miles or more between reliable water sources. With this in mind, we encourage any rider who comes across a hiker to stop and make sure the hiker doesn’t need a lift to water or any aid before passing on. You could save a life or, at they very least, make a new friend.

Please remember that motorized vehicles are prohibited on the PCT. Places where OHV-legal trails cross the PCT are clearly signed. Keep an eye out for hikers and equestrians if you're riding a trail that crosses the PCT.

As Always, the Friends of Jawbone encourage users to obey all posted signs. If unsure check a Friends of Jawbone map or stay off the trail!