We have been to Lake Morenan Campground for the PCT Kickoff for two days. The Kickoff is organized by a lot of former PCT-hikers, who give information about the PCT and provide a meeting place for all the new hikers. After two days (do not miss the Kickoff if you want to hike the PCT), we started to walk from Lake Moreno to Mount Laguna. At that point it really felt like we were beginning of the PCT since there was no Kickoff ahead of us anymore. All that was ahead were about 2600 miles to Canada, but that were too many miles to think about. So we aimed for the next campground and walked through desert landscape in light rain and fog. It did not really feel like the desert. Not just because it was raining, also because there were a lot of beautiful plants with colorful flowers. It felt more like walking in a botanical garden.