At mile 266 the PCT crosses paths with a highway that is 6 miles east of Big Bear city and Big Bear Lake. The first is a residential area while the latter is a decent commercial strip near a lake(duh). The city is filled with whittled bears. It is rather impressive. The hike to get here was pretty intense, but most of the problems came from our impatience. Most of us were running low on food. We all craved some fast food too. Me, and two other guys got hitched for a ride and we were dropped off at the PO. After that, we went and indulged ourselves with some McDonald’s. They’re were better choices, but I complied with the group and I was hungry. I need to be smarter about what I choose to eat, but it is rather challenging when you arrive starving in a city have a few hundred miles of hiking.
My first week on the PCT was brutal, but the amount of experience I have acquired from the land, the hikers and the citizens is immeasurable. A single day seems to amount to a month, that’s how content-filled every day is.
This is my third night on the Pacific Crest Trail(PCT). I am around mile 59 or close to that. I have the worst blisters I’ve ever had(around 10 blisters and a foot rash caused by heat). Every step is painful, but it’s no use worrying about that kind of stuff. Not that it shouldn’t be ignored. I just avoid labeling the situation, that would just make it worse since I have about 40 miles to do before I reach a resting place.