/ˈzēˌrō/
(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

I didn't see this coming

written May 7, 2017 @ 01:50 AM after hiking 21.39 miles

Well, today threw me some curve balls. After a getting a surprisingly good sleep during the wind storm, I had a lazy start (7:20am) and realized two things:

  1. There's no more wind!
  2. My sunglasses blew away during the night.

Poop. Oh well, I guess I'm going without until Big Bear Lake, some 50 miles away.

After hiking for a few hours, we finally saw some material (non-wind) impact from the storm.

Snow in the SoCal desert? Huh.

Yep, we got snowed on. A lot.

That's my friend Monk, freezing his feet off in his Vibrams.

We'd had ambitions today of doing another 30 so that we could get to Big Bear tomorrow morning, but we got slowed down by the snow and the 6,800+ feet of elevation gain.

As a result, after only 21-ish miles we set up camp, cooked our dinners, and called it quits.

We have to reach Big Bear tomorrow though, because we don't have enough food for an extra day out here.

Snow camping!

Yeah I'm cooking inside my vestibule. It was cold outside! And also snowing!