PCT Mexican Border to Lake Morena, April 2018, 1 of 12 images

 

The Border Wall

My first glimpse of the existing 6-foot high metal border wall. The chicken- and barbed-wire fence in the foreground may be the previous border wall or may be related to local ranching. Built in 1989 from surplus helicopter landing pads, the metal border wall was erected after San Diego Border Patrol Agents apprehended 629,656 people trying to cross the border illegally in 1986.