Date: 20 Apr 2018 11:46PM PDT
Location: Big Bear Village Lodge - Big Bear Lake, CA
Today's Miles: 19.6
Total Miles: 266.1
Relatively early start today, out of camp by 0700. As I was leaving all of the hikers who slept in the main cabin started shuffling about, but I didn't end up seeing any of them all day.
Solid day of hiking, but nothing like yesterday's massive climb. In fact, the majority of the day was gradually down hill, a few bumps the exception.
Hiked straight through the day, no delays or stopping. Made it to the road crossing into Big Bear Lake and a hostel owner was at the road crossing giving free rides into town.
Owner graciously dropped me off at the post office, and I ended up taking him up on his offer of a reduced hiker fare for a night at his establishment.
Dropped off all my stuff in the room and booked it to the local grocer. Took public transit to the grocery store, bought a bunch of food to eat back in the room (full kitchen!), and grabbed a cheap Lyft back.
Spent the evening snacking, watching Netflix, and hanging out in the HUGE tub in my room. Did some sink laundry, made some dinner, and overall just let my body rest from the last two weeks of hiking.