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City: Redondo Beach
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: May 8, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, May 18th, 2009
Start: Idyllwild
End: Near Snow Creek
Daily Distance: 21.4
Trip Distance: 200.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 545
Journal Visits: 48,450
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Guestbook Entrys: 27

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Day 11: Updated w/ Don's entry

Entry by Lynn
I didn't hear much from Don in the way of hiking updates, except for this:

4:05pm i can now see morongo. the hike has been good today. mostly cloudy&quite cool. it even rained a bit.

While Don was at the Idyllwild Inn, the inn owners treated him so well! They washed his clothes, and they also drove him up to the trailhead the next morning - a huge favor, since the trailhead is pretty far from town, and uphill too. It's so nice/comforting to hear about how well the PCT thru-hikers are treated.

Blisters are becoming a problem again because his Injinji socks are already worn out. The sock has a hole in the big toe almost the size of his big toe! So I'll be bringing him 3 new pairs this weekend. He also noticed his shoes didn't have as much traction, and when he checked the sole, it was pretty worn out already. It's surprising, considering it hasn't been 200 miles yet. But we suspect it was that day when he had to walk miles on the hot asphalt due to the downed helicopter trail closure. So we'll also be going shopping for new shoes this weekend.

UPDATE! Don's official daily journal entry!
idyllwild inn is such a great place. a great room, they washed my clothes and gave me a ride to the trail head. it was good to be in civilization,i needed it.
the weather today started cool then actually got very cloudy. it even rained a bit.
i topped out at 9k ft today and will hit 1k ft tomorrow. in other words, down,down.
for both meals today had cheese, tortillas &mustard. quickly becoming my favorite. had a hard time finding a camp spot&hiked till 9

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