383.9 / 2661.4 miles 14.4% Little Jimmy Campground
Monday, April 16, 2018 9:20 pm
Location: Campsite 315.3 (315.3 miles)

It was a bit cold overnight, but the high winds we were expecting never happened. The wind did pick up a bit after sunrise, but even then, it wasn’t too bad.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Location: Bench Camp (294.7 miles)

Today started off with the potential for great disaster. Whatever I had was no mere cold: colds don’t wake me up at 1 am with an urgent need to sit on a toilet. Or, since I was in the middle of nowhere on a mountain, place a landmine before it exploded and made a mess. I’ll spare the details of what ended up in the (very hastily dug) cathole; the important thing was that disaster was averted. At least until 7 am, at which point, the scene replayed itself. (I blame the Mexican food I had two nights ago; Although I was told that it “is the shit”, clearly instead, it gives the shits.)

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:43 pm
Location: Campsite 279.2 (279.2 miles)

When my 6 am alarm went off, I really did not want to get up. I didn’t sleep very well, and the slightly sore throat I had when I went to bed had not gone away. But, if I wanted to get back on the trail today, I had to get moving. There was a 7:30 bus to catch.

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Friday, April 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Location: CA 18 / Big Bear Lake / Big Bear Hostel (266.1 miles)

As expected, today was a nice, low-key day of the three Rs: rest, resupply, and restaurants.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Location: CA 18 / Big Bear Hostel (266.1 miles)

It was cold and windy overnight. The winds peaked just before 1 am, when a singular gust hit my tent hard enough to pull out four of its stakes. Aside from having to restake my tent, though, I slept pretty well, thanks to the flat, soft sand. And, unlike the last cold and high wind night, it was low-humidity, so my tent didn’t develop condensation inside.

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