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PCT Day 17 – Trapped in the Vortex

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3rd May 2015

Mileage 0

Big Bear Lake (266.0)

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Yesterday didn’t allow me hardly any down time. So today I found myself trapped in the trail town vortex. Good food, great company, rest and recreation. I chose to stay an extra day in town to allow my body to repair itself. It has also allowed me to catch up with other hikers that I have jumped ahead of in recent days such as Scotland, Kravitz and about 10 others that I know. It’s all very social here.

Oh, and before I forget I have been leap frogging a hiker named Zig Zag from New Zealand. We had breakfast together yesterday and stayed in the same dorm room at the lovely Big Bear Lake Hostel. I believe his wife reads this blog, so hello to you from Zig Zag and myself.

For those of you on Instagram, I have a page that includes some favourite photos of the trail and everyday at 10am I have been taking a photo of wherever I am on the trail.

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I will hit the trail tomorrow after a trip to the post office to send my bounce box ahead several hundred miles. Although my time in town has been great to reset the body, I am very excited to be out on the trail again. It is addictive.

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Next : Day 18 Back on Track

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Brad is an Australian who has completed the hiking Triple Crown after he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked on every continent (except Antarctica) and has cycled from Alaska to Ecuador. He is an expert on outdoor gear currently living in Chile.

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4 thoughts on “PCT Day 17 – Trapped in the Vortex”

  1. Hi to you – and Zigzag when you see him next. Am really enjoying your blog – words and photos – another perspective for those of us “back home”. Enjoy the journey… Lee

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  2. Still really enjoying your informative, well written, and interesting posts. Glad to see you are chilling a bit, having an ice-cream with friends, and taking a Zero.

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