Today was my down day – I spent the day in and around Big Bear.
Suki picked me up this morning and drove me to the food stores a few miles down the road where I resupplied for the 5-6 day jaunt to Wrightwood. I tried to focus on lightweight foods, did toss in a few Snickers and a bag of raisins. We also stopped at an outfitters store to get me a warm pair of gloves.
We then drove around Big Bear Lake before grabbing breakfast at the Broadway Cafe. Notice to PCTers: they have a fantastic breakfast deal for hikers on Sundays: eggs, bacon, sausage, OJ, coffee and unlimited pancakes for only $7.50! I was stuffed.
The rest of the day was just chilling in the room sorting food, cleaning stuff and letting my tired muscles and slightly sunburned face recover.
I did get to chat with Liz and thank her again for the surprise Sees Chocolates she snuck into my Idyllwild resupply box! They were yummy!
Tomorrow Suki offered to drop me off where she picked me up so I can continue hiking on the ridge above the north side of Big Bear Lake headed to El Cajon Pass at Hwy 15 and then on to Wrightwood on Friday for my next Zero.
Liz is driving down to meet me there!
Well, time to back to being a sloth. More trail stories and pics starting tomorrow!
Thanks for reading!