Everyone was up by 6:00am. There were 5 of us that took a ride from Ziggy's to San Bernardino. We were dropped off at the bus station and awaited our 8:20 departure to Big Bear. After a couple stops in town, we had a full bus of hikers. The road to Big Bear gave us a little taste of what we're missing by having to bypass this section. It was very weird traveling at 60+ mph when I'm so use to traveling at 2-4mph. Also, the driver was pretty aggressive for how windy the road was. Some of the people toward the end we're getting a little car sick. The bus dropped us off near the Vons grocery store. Almost everyone went in to buy food for the next section. I already had 3 resupply boxes with me (way too much) so I continued on to the Big Bear Hostel, which was a 2.1 mile road walk.
When I reached the hostel, Sarg greeted me and gave me the rundown on how everything works and where everything is. Unpacked all my gear and dried out my tent. I relaxed though the early afternoon then went to the post office to ship the extra food I had Ali with maps/paperwork home. I figure I had enough snack food for 12 days when the next section was only 6 days.
Around 3:30, a group of us (Anna, Leah, Viet, Riley, Skinny Thor and Me) decide to go to the Big Bear Brewing Company which sat only a block away from the hostel. I had a really good Chocolate Porter and Honey Blonde.Later, after hanging around the hostel for a bit, the owner Greg, took us to the best Mexican restaurant in the area. He even ate with us. All good company.
Packed the last few things before the early departure tomorrow morning. My pack is huge and pretty heavy. 6 days of food is a lot. Luckily I only need to carry around 2 liters of water to start the day off.