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Sir Mix-a-lot
City: San Diego
State: CA
Country: United States
Begins: Mar 25, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, May 9th, 2010
Start: Big Bear Hostel
End: Big Bear Hostel
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 285.3

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 511
Journal Visits: 17,355
Guestbook Views: 803
Guestbook Entrys: 9

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1st full Big Bear zero

Today is the day New Knees said I should get to Big Bear. That it would'vte been unwise to hike all the way to Highway 18 and not be able to catch a hitch that night or thbe next morning. My body is telling me I made the right decision. I was really glad I made it here for Mothers Day so I could call home. My cell phone had been completely dead for days and I was waiting for Big Bear where I had my charger sitting in a box. It's pissing me off that Motorola made things a pain in the ass by making it impossible to charge my phone with a usb cable, not even the expensive usb cable I bought especially for this, which made it impossible to charge the phone with my solar charger.

Milton made some breakfast for a reasonable price and then a group of us went for a walk around The Village to visit Equada, find chocolate and kill time till lunch. Equada was very helpful for such a small shop. Smiletrain and I ate lunch at Himalayan. Good food, but made me incredibly gassy until the next morning. I found out that Jack-in-the-box was open until 11 lastnight which meant I could have eaten lastnight. Damn. I took care of a few chores, but mostly lounged, although Smiletrain and I took the bicycles out to hit the Kmart on the other side of town. I wanted to hit the hardware store for some silicone and mineral spirits since the outfitter didn't have, but it was closed. On the way back Smiletrain wanted to find a local beer. We stopped at a liqour store and I saw a print shop next door with a car in front. Bear Valley Printers I think. It was after hours, but the front door was unlicked so I walked in and found Jay. I asked if he'd do us the favor of printing the pct detour maps for the Shep Fire. He was so awesome and gave us two copies for free. Thanks Jay! Also, he's friends with the guy at Equada. As`it was geting dark I decided I better get something to eat even though I was still uncomfortably gassy. I took a bike with a basket up the hill to Jack-in-the-box and got their highest calorie burger and a couple smaller burgers. Good stuff. That evening Milton fired up the wood stove. It was sooo warm, like dehydrating warm. I felt bad for the others in the room that night. Crowdog, Kerry and Gutcheck. I was filling that room with what had to be dangerous levels of methane.

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Pacific Crest Trail - 2010

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org

 

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