PCT mile: 177
What an awesome day of doing almost nothing! Tom and I cruised around town doing various errands today. We resupplied for the upcoming 87 miles to Big Bear City, visited the gear shop, ate Mexican food, and discussed route alternatives with other hikers. Now we’re just chilling out and trying to maximize the remaining R&R hours before our big climb tomorrow.
There’s a pretty good storm coming tomorrow afternoon and there’s a bunch of us who want to summit Mt. Jacinto Peak at 10,800 feet. It’s a little over 7 miles to the top. If we can summit by noon, that should give us enough time to hike the 9 miles down to around 6,000 feet before the storm hits.
If you have never heard of the little town called Idyllwild, you should consider coming here. It’s very peaceful with lots of little shops and restaurants. There are cabins of all kinds for rent and a beautiful mountain backdrop that’s perfect for outdoor activities. It has a Sierra mountains kind of feel to it and the people here are wonderful.
Wish me luck tomorrow and the next couple of days. Stormy weather means story weather 😜.
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