a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 253.2 to 266.4. From Bushcamp to Big Bear Lake.
We set the alarm clock to 4am in the morning as we want to be in Big Bear Lake as early as possible. Today there are only 13 miles of hiking until reaching the highway where we can hitchhike to Big Bear Lake.
We were never faster than today in packing all our staff together and hitting the trail. The PCT is really friendly to us as it is all downhill until reaching the highway crossing. Normally the PCT “designers” are a bit sadistic-minded and constructed the trail in a way that after every descent there is an even bigger ascent. But not today. :) After a bit more than 5 hours we reach the junction and try to hitchhike. But no luck today. It takes as about half an hour to finally get a hitch into town. A friendly couple picks us up with a big pick up truck and we can stay on the load bed. Awesome! We drive for about 15 minutes, the cool wind in our hair and the sun on our faces.
We booked a room at the Robin Hood Resort, finally have the best shower in the world and meet up for lunch with our friends Wizard, Speedy and Brad for delicious burgers.
After that we get our laundry done at the laundromat and do our resupply at Vons supermarket. In the evening we all go to a pub and have some not really healthy deep fried food until everyone gets really tired about 9pm. We then cuddle happily into our warm and comfortable beds and sleep the sleep of champions.