Like I said, an easy 10 miles to highway 18 for a hitch into town. I was on the trail by 6:30 AM and covered that 10 miles x 10 o’clock. It took me 3 1/2 hours.
It’s 12 miles to Big Bear Lake and there were lots of PCT hikers standing on the road trying to get a ride into town. I pulled out my phone and said, “What the heck, maybe there’s an Uber driver in town.” Jackpot! He pulled up 15 minutes later. There were three ragged and very smelly guys trying to hitch in as well. My driver was very cool. I asked if he would drop them off at the hostel before taking me to the really nice Best Western at the bottom of the ski slopes. I’m not kidding. This place is really nice. $86 per night and I have complete solitude. Breakfast included. Look out BW, Kevbo’s in town.
By the way, a jacuzzi tub not only soothes the old bones, it makes for a great washing machine. I’m just sayin’
My next blog will be from the trail. There’s not much to talk about when I’m in town. I want to just chill.
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