Miles today: 10

Trail miles: 266.2

Elevation: 6832

Spinning on the turntable: Mumford and sons: Babel

Today we hustled to make it to the trailhead quickly so that we could go into Big Bear to pick our bounce box up from the post office.

We had a nice bit of downhill trail to help us out, so we pulled into the trailhead around 12:30. This gave us a pretty good pace for the morning and we were both pleased. It was great to see the lake from a distance and then slowly get closer and closer over the course of the morning.

Big Bear Lake view from the PCT
Big Bear Lake view from the PCT

We both forgot to pick up water earlier in the morning so we hit the trailhead with almost no water.

Luckily trail angels were keeping the trail head area well stocked for hikers with soda and water.

Welcome to Big Bear
Welcome to Big Bear

…plus a little advertising here and there

Hiker massage sign
Hiker massage sign

…and samples. I saw the water in the cooler but nothing else.

Hiker canabis sign
Hiker canabis sign

We were going to hitch into town but snagged a ride with another hiker who had given up on Hitching and had called for a Lyft. We hit the post office to pick up three Amazon packages, one bounce box and one misc food box that we sent from the last town.