Laguna Mountains Basecamp
Only 90 minutes east of campus, the Laguna Mountains is a beautiful location to start your USD career. While on Pre-O Adventure, you will spend three nights camping in tents at a national forest campground. Believe it or not, the Laguna Mountains are home to the Pacific Crest Trail—a national treasure that traverses the west coast from Mexico to Canada. We will only hike a small fraction of the 2,650 mile trail during our outing, but we will surely find a uniquely western scene that will rejuvenate, inspire and even surprise. Hike through chaparral, scrub oaks and pines to the rim of the Jeffrey pine shaded Laguna Mountains. Enjoy expansive views of Anza-Borrego State Park to the east and San Diego County and even the Pacific Ocean to the west.