Bearcant's 2005 Pacific Crest Trail Misadventure
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Southern California
Zero Day in Wrightwood

Zero day in Wrightwood. Neat, compact town similar to Idyllwild- you can walk to everything.

Ran the necessary errands (groceries, fuel, PO, internet @ library) including a visit to the awesome Mountain Hardware, whose staff went out of their way to help me track down a missing package.

Spent the rest of the day talking to the other thru-hikers in town. There was only 1 topic of conversation: The Sierras.

An incredible amount of snow was dumped on these high mountains this winter & it may not be possible to cross them this summer.

Many hikers are choosing to 'flip-flop', that is to fly/drive ahead to Canada & start walking south, crossing the Sierra at the end of their journey. I am unwilling to do this- it would break up the continuity of the trip.

My plan from the start was to walk from Mexico to Canada, finishing at the Canadian border. So I have 2 options: 1) attempt to cross the Sierra when I get there or 2) plan a northbound route around them.

I love this hike & the decisions it is forcing me to make…


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