a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 266.4 to 275.3. From Big Bear Lake to Bushcamp.
The evening before we decided to hike again the next day. So now we have breakfast with Brad, Thibaud, the two Koreans (Kim & Lynn) and Sara from New Zealand, who just made it into town this morning. Unfortunately Speedy & Wizard already left so they are not part of the breakfast crew.
We all have Omelets and every one adds like one or two additional (healthy) ingredients like avocado or spinach to their meals.
At some point Tom, an elderly, bearded guy who looks like a man from the time of the goldrush joins us and shows us his entire collection of old american dollar bills, roman coins and other stuff like a Nazi medal he has collected over time. I find it very interesting as he also tells us a lot about American history such as the civil war, the gold rush etc.
But at some point we have to stop Tom because we really want to hit the trail again. So we say goodbye to him and the others and hitch to the trailhead with Brad.
We only want to do 9 miles in the afternoon until we reach the first campsite where there is water. It takes us about 4 hours, we set up tent and have dinner (we bought two while salamis/salume and I am loving it!) . We go to bed way before hiker midnight because it’s getting cold and we want to leave early the next day.