Zero day! With Liz, Yay!
Today was a full day of non-hiking. We slept in (relatively), grabbed a quick breakfast, Skyped with daughter Nicole in Berlin, then hit the road down the hill to the nearest REI in Rancho Cucamonga to return my failed Superfeet Shoe inserts (the PCT did then in!) and to get a Titanium cook pot to lighten my load. We also stopped at Trader Joe’s and Vons to get my food resupply. Lunch was At del Taco, which I have not had in soooo long. My combo burrito was as good as I remember it used to be.
I packed my food bag for the next 5 days to Hiker’s Heaven in Agua Dulce. The bag was over full and weighed a ton. Sigh, I’ve got to get better st food planning…
We drove up to the Pass where I resume and lazed around in the shade of pine trees.
I was obsessing about my food situation: i arrived in Wrightwood, as I did in Big Bear, Idyllwild, and Julian with more than a day or two’s with of food. I decided that I need to make a more brutal food culling plan — I’ll not just pack all that comes in the packages I bought, but will I instead take a day less than I think I need. I’ll have Liz send the rest to my resupply place (Hiker Heaven (HH)) for next week. My food bag is now half as full, but I’ll bet I walk into HH with extra — just you watch!!!
We ate calzone at the Mile High Pizzaria and Are settling down to bed. Liz will drive me up to the trail tomorrow morning and join me on a bit of the hike before the long drive back home. I hope to continue on to summit Mt Baden-Powel. It is supposed to be icy, so wish me luck!?
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