Day 18: Resting, resting, resting

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9. Mai    0 miles    Navigator left at 8:30. Before that I made some breakfast. Big bowl of Muesli, Oatmeal, powdered milk with fresh Apple and orange. He won't need lunch today.  (Weird. While I am writing this the…

Day 17: I love America

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8. Mai    0 miles    Navigator carried all my bags when we went out for shopping. So he did today.  Again we went to the Teddy Bear restaurant for breakfast which has become our second home. Kind of.  After enjoying…

Day 16: A day with Navigator

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7. Mai:    Miles on the trail: 0, miles in town: countless    Navigator is Pauls trailname. Because that's basically what he does all the time. On the trail or around town. Just mention where you want to go or what seems…

Day 15: Journey to Big Bear Lake

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6. Mai    0 miles    I woke up early and prepared myself for a long bus journey to Big Bear Lake where I would meet Paul again. For some reason he was waiting for me.  I left my cozy cabin with a crying eye and hobbled…

Day 12-14: Stuck in Idyllwild

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3. Mai - 5. Mai    0 miles    3. Mai:  Today I have been to Dr. Bill a hiker friendly physical therapist in town. He had a close look at my knee and no good news for me. It could be a stress fracture of the bone which…

Day 11: Zero in Idyllwild

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2. Mai    0 miles    We wanted to go into town for breakfast. I tried with the support of my poles but I couldn't. I hobbled back to our cabin and thought about my options. Not a good thing to do when you're feeling down.  Paul…

Day 10: At least Idyllwild

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01. Mai    Nance Canyon Camp (140.1) to Idyllwild (151.9)    11.8 miles, 19 km    Getting up was a pain. It never took me so long to pack up my tent. I had a close look at the left front anker that had to be removed…

Day 9: Hurting leg

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30. April    Boulder Camp (mile 122.7) to Nance Canyon Camp (mile 140.1)    17.4 miles, 28 km    I had to speed up getting into my trousers, socks and shoes and heading to the bathroom. Nearly a desaster!  As…

Day 8: Views and pains

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29. April    Warner Springs (mile 109 ) to Boulder Camp (mile 122.7)    13.7 miles, 22 km    A hard decision kept me awake half of the night. Should I stay at the campground in Warner Springs or leave early with…

Day 7: Some rest in Warner Springs

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27. April    Barrel Spring Camp (mile 101) to Hwy 79 Warner Springs (mile 109.5)    8.5 miles, 13.7 km    After another early start we made our way to Hwy 79 to Warner Springs. For me every step was a pain because…

Day 6: Fighting for 100

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27. April    Saddle Camp (mile 78) to Barrel Spring Camp (mile 101)    23 miles, 37 km    Today I had to fight hard against the blisters. Every step hurts. I haven't popped them so far which seems to be the way…

Day 5: The beauty of the desert

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26. April    Camp at dirt road (mile 59.5) to Saddle Camp (mile 78)    18.5 miles, 29.8 km    I have two blister spots on each foot, haven't had a shower for five days now, miscalculated my need of energy bars until…