2007-05-10 Big Bear City

May 10th, 2007

A full “zero day” though I managed to squeeze in some walking anyway.

I got my replacement PocketMail device, but it wasn’t easy. When I told the post office guy I was expecting a box he only looked in the box area and told me there was nothing. I checked with PocketMail and they said it was here 5 days ago, so I forced the issue with the post office and found it in the envelope pile because it was a package not a box. I’ve learned to be more general next time and get them to check everywhere.

Lots of hiker folk in town today. Adam (Salt Lick) and Mr Pink were the two faces that stayed around the most. Nature’s Inn is a fantastic place, great discount for us PCTers and they let 4 of us share one room at no extra cost, which is why I am crammed on the floor beside a futon and a pile of food and gear. Being in town has been fun but it’s crazy expensive and I’m ready to move on. We walked to the movies after a full dinner because the waitress said it was less than a mile. Never trust a non-hiker to guess such short distances. The difference between 1 and 2 miles on foot is a lot and it took some of us 40 minutes to get there.

During the movie I managed to totally zone out. I could have been in Takapuna with the gang, I forgot where I was and why I am here. Coming out of that trance was a shock, I was really taken aback and the need to get going was strong. The next stretch is mostly downhill for 80 miles so my heavy food bag shouldn’t slow me down too much but a Friday night in a town could be fun too. Nice trail angels and new hikers to meet. Tomorrow morning will tell.
More photos of this day’s journey can be found at Idyllwild to Wrightwood

Distance today: 0 miles. Total distance: 262.5 miles

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3 Responses to “2007-05-10 Big Bear City”

  1. Rachael Says:

    Does the category filing mean that the name “Hot Buns” is now official? (Like Bex I thought you were having us on but then I checked out some of the other hikers blogs and saw that Caitlin had referred to you as having the potential trail name of Hot Buns.) Is there a baked goods in joke that you’re able to explain?

  2. Peter Says:

    I believe his trail name is SunWalker.

    I am completely stumped by the Hotbuns tag. What is that supposed to mean?

  3. Denis Says:

    I put the hot cross buns image on this post because it was day off for eating and other indulgences.

    The name Hot Buns started from an incident at ADZPCTKO
    “Nitro and Belcher were walking around KickOff announcing breakfast and happened to be talking about food they like when they passed me leaning forward into my tent. I heard “Hot Buns” and turned around “you talking to me?” so they carried on the conversation that way.”

    Peter is right. SunWalker it is. Explanation to come.