Town days are busy getting ready for the next stretch. Big Bear to Wrightwood will be 105 miles or about 5.5 days. Big Bear is two towns, Lake(BBL) & City(BBC). When I planned mailing my resupply package I went with what was closest to the trail. This was a small error now that I'm here. … Continue reading Day 21, Big Bear resupply and getting back on trail.
Today it's 26 miles in order to get into the towns of Big Bear City & Big Bear Lake. My intention was to take it easy and break it up into 2 days arriving on Sunday about noon. Overall the day was uneventful although the trail passes by a private company that trains wild animals … Continue reading Day 19 & 20, 240 Mission Creek Camp to Arrastre Trail Camp 256 then Big Bear Lake.
This is at sunrise, low light and didn't work out well with the photo. My feet at bottom of the picture were touching the trail. When I woke to the birds singing of a new sun god approaching or whatever they are singing about at 6:00 I noticed my nose really blocked. Either you pick … Continue reading Day 18, 223.7 to 240 Mission Camp
Today was back to the desert terrain and across Hwy 10 between Cabazon and Palm Springs. Here is the underpass of Hwy 10. The cardboard is for everyone to write something. This is the one I signed. Mom and Dad drove 4hrs to pick me up for breakfast this morning as well. A quick 10 … Continue reading Day 17, 205.7 to 223.7
My early nightfall trail bed last night wasn't very level so I didn't get a good rest. It always strikes me how long the night time hours are when out in the woods. I would wake up every so often and see the moon at different positions in the trees and wonder what the time … Continue reading Day 16, Deer Spring 185.6 to Water Faucet 205.7
I've been meaning to thank everyone for your comments. I do see them but it's difficult to respond due to cell service and just plain tuckered out most evenings, so Thank You! Also, if anyone has a question about the last 2 weeks let me know. As I write this I'm cowboy camping and mice … Continue reading Thankyou and Q&A
I was up and out of the motel by 6:15 and didn't wake Moses. Today was going to be one hell of a climb. Literally 3ft out the door was the first vertical step of the day, let's call it EL5351. The 2.5 mile walk up to Humber Park was ALL uphill to the Devil's … Continue reading Day 15, Brutal….
Today was a short 6 miles but steep up and over to get into Idylwild and alot was road walking. But first I had to put laundry on the dryer. How coincidentally the planned route headed me straight to the Idylwild Pizza with the Post office and grocery store within feet of each other. I … Continue reading Day 14, Hurkey Campground to Idylwild.
This morning started at 7:00 and with 6 miles from Muir Woods to Paradise Valley Cafe I wasn't in any hurry. I anticipated getting to the Cafe by about 10:30 which worked out. All of our packs lined up like bikers lol. It was a bit awkward walking into this Cafe knowing I hadn't showered … Continue reading Day 12 and 13, Muir Woods 145.5 to Hurkey Campground via the Spitler Peak fire closure.
4/20/18 Today was slow going and long. I got started by 6:30am and walked into Muir Woods camp at 7:00pm having put in 18 miles. My pace is slow, steady and pretty much back of the pack due to the knee, which is not getting worse. Morning views. Trail Magic! Cold Coors Light on ice … Continue reading Day 11, 127.3 to 145.4 Muir Ranch/Water Tank.