Highway 38, Big Bear, to Van Duzen, Big Bear. 20 miles, 274 miles total.
Slack-packed today. Peter from Equada Outfitters (909) 866-6186 gave us a ride in his cool Swiss Army Vehicle to the trailhead.
I hiked with Joker and Julian Southbound, making up the section that we missed by getting off the trail at Highway 38 rather than going all the way to highway 18 like most of the PCT hikers. We passed at least 40 hikers going North, and it seemed like we had to stop and talk to all of them!
"Eric the Black" came and picked us up again at the same place he did on Sunday afternoon and took us back to the Hostel at Big Bear Lake. He's the author of the Pacific Crest Trail Atlas ... the best set of maps of the trail that I've seen yet!(http://www.pctatlas.com/). Thanks, Eric!
It was a great day of hiking, especially without our heavy packs!