Miles today: 7.4

Trail miles: 239.5

Elevation: 7922

Spinning on the turntable: Alanis Morissette: havoc and bright lights

Tonight I’m sleeping in two pairs of socks. After the rain/hail/snow it’s downright cold.

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I’ve not yet acclimated to high temperatures during the day and freezing temps at night.

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With lower than expected miles yesterday and today we have to look ahead carefully. We projected our travel time to the next resupply town and bought food accordingly. We can squeeze out an extra day if we must, but don’t want to carry too much extra food due to the dead weight.

Looking forward to picking up the bounce box, I’m curious how much weight I’ve lost.

We also have a post office resupply to reconcile. We forwarded an unopened bounce box (meds, vitamins, laptop, food) from Idyllwild and shipped Amazon food to the Big Bear Post office. Open Monday – Friday. If we miss the Post office we’ll end up cooling our heels in town through Monday. Not a big deal if we end up staying in town for a long weekend, but, we’re trying to minimize our hotel bills and maximize our time on trail.

We’re talking about staying at a hostel when we roll into town. It’s an unknown environment that has us a little nervous. Based on our very brief time at “Mike’s place”, where I learned about “table pot” it makes me curious what we may learn from a hikers hostel.