PCT mile 239.95 to 259.37
It was a cold night but my sleeping bag kept me warm. Today will be more up and down ridge crossing as I make my way North towards Big Bear. The whole day will be in pine forests and high desert scrub and oaks, so lots of shade.
I got a great view of Mt San Gorgonio
You are not going to believe me but I saw Lions and Tigers and Bears (Oh My!) — a guy who lives up here keeps these animals for use in Hollywood productions. They looked rather sad and terribly bored to me. The lion was too far away to photograph but he was there!
I hiked to a nice, breezy ridge just 6 miles from a highway that leads to Big Bear. The sun is still up but it is so cold my finger are freezing (and my gloves will not let me peck out the chacters on my cell phone). I climbed into my sleeping bag while wearing my down jacket and fell asleep before sunset. It was so cold over night that I sinched the sleeping bag hood over my head leaving only a tiny hole for me to breathe through. My water bottle partially froze.
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