We weren't in Idyllwild for fun and games and an early bedtime -- it's resupply time! We started off the day by meeting a bunch of hikers at a local diner and having a huge breakfast (<3). Then we went our separate ways -- some people went to buy new gear, some went to go nap, and I went to the store to buy enough food to get me to the next town, about 100 miles away.
written May 4, 2017 @ 03:05 AM after hiking 3.90 miles
Once everyone's errands were done, we got lunch (yum, pizza) and hitched a ride to the trailhead from a trail angel named Section Hiker Bill. After that, it was a grueling 2,000+ foot vertical climb halfway up Mt. San Jacinto, which we are hoping to summit in the morning.
It was halfway up this climb that I realized I'd left my hat in Idyllwild. Damn it. Maybe it'll find me on the trail.
Our camp wound up being next to a snowbank, which made for a night which was, er, refreshing.
Another beautiful sunset (are you seeing a theme?) with dinner and it's off to bed.