I slept so well last night! There was no wind at all to bother me. I was hiking by 6:30, continuing on the fire closure detour. Most of it consisted of dirt roads, with only a mile or two on the highway. There was one part coming out of a campground where I had to jump a barbed wire fence to find the mountain bike trails I was looking for, but otherwise the detour was easy to follow. I had a good cell signal so I talked on the phone and played music to amuse myself.


It was very hot and exposed in the afternoon so I was happy to finally make it into Idyllwild after 16.2 miles. I stopped at the grocery store for an apple and shampoo and then went right to the campground for a shower. It’s only $3 to camp and $1 per 5 minutes in the shower. I ended up spending more on the shower. It was glorious!

I checked my food bag to see if I needed to buy anything for the next couple of days and discovered melted chocolate all over everything. I spent a while cleaning that off. Time to move to fruit candy if it’s getting that hot.

I did have enough food so there was no need for any more errands. Instead I went to hang out at the library to use wifi and charge phone and battery, and then next door for pizza. Town time goes so fast.

Written by Siren



Did you have to pay for a shower because of the drought? Cleaning off the chocolate you mean licking it off right? 🙂 jk


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