We finally left Big Bear City after several nights there due to the rescue and snow. Had a great time and met great people. Woke up this morning feeling 100%. Now, I'm hanging in my hammock at the Deep Creek Bridge after a fantastic 21 mile day.
|Deep Creek Bridge|
But when I got to the trail this morning, I didn't know if I would feel the need to do the extra out and back of those 0.8 miles. Pathfinder made it easy- she said she would watch our packs while we did the out and back. Pathfinder said she wasn't a purist and didn't mind more rest. So Blue Yonder and I flew down the trail to the Cougar Crest junction, and then ran back again. It felt great not wearing a pack. Ah what lightness!
|Skipping down the trail while Pathfinder guards the packs.|
I'm glad I did the extra out and back cause I got to see a deer and it was fun to fly on the trail, but I don't think it made my hike more valid or better than anyone else's that I hiked it.
We also went through some sunny burn area, but there were pockets of trees throughout, and good water all day long.