a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 0 (Zero-Day). Idyllwild.
Today is the first day we get to sleep in in a really long time. But then when you get up at 5am for days on end you can‘t expect to be able to sleep until 10am. So at 7am we are awake and listen to Doc getting ready for the day as he is already leaving Idyllwild today and doesn‘t zero with us. Luckily we convince Speedy to stay with us. ;-) Before Doc leaves they storm into our bedroom for a last group selfie as we don‘t know when the 5 of us will see each other again. You can see that beautiful picture below. ;-)
We then try to sleep a little longer but then decide to get up as we have quite a few things to do. After a delicious breakfast of pancakes and fruits we head to the library to use the laptops and do our e-banking. Then we do our resupply shopping for the next section to Big Bear, which should take us about 5 days. Resupplying is madness and definitely not my favorite part of thruhiking. Imagine you go to a supermarket and just buy all the unhealthy and precooked and ultralight products for 5 days, 3 meals a day, for 2 people. Yaaaay so much fun! So after that fun part of the day we go back to our cabin, where Dario gets started on dinner prep for 9 people (Spaghetti Bolognese and Pesto for the vegetarians) while I pack all the food in our bags and organize our stuff.
After a delicious meal, beers and red wine we clean up together and then start heading to bed as it‘s long past hiker midnight. ;-)
Tomorrow we are off again, climbing Mount San Jacinto at approx. 10‘800 feet. I‘ve been looking forward to climbing this mountain for a long time!