Today it was time to get back on the trail. It was pretty easy to get everything in order this morning as I already had the back pack nearly ready to go the night before. You can do this as you don’t need the tent or sleeping bag due to having a bed. So I got up a little before 6am and set off for the Teddy Bear Restaurant one last time to grab the hiker special bacon, eggs, hash brown and toast for a little over six dollars. I ate with another PCT hiker that I haven’t seen since the Paradise Valley Cafe.
Back to the hostel around 6:40am and get everything ready to go and wait for the $5 lift back to the trail head at 266 mile marker.
So five of us were ready to go at 7:30am; I was back on the PCT once again. The trail was pretty close to what it had been coming into Big Bear before it entered into burnt pine forestry areas. The trail pretty well then picked up some creek lines and kept slowly following them downhill.
The trail eventually joined the Holcomb Creek and it was here that Little Bear Spring Trail Camp was situated complete with a drop toilet. I checked it out and was disgusted with what I saw rubbish wise. I’ll let the photo do the talking, this is all rubbish that people carry in but can’t be stuffed carrying out. Obviously they believe that someone is going to clean up after them.
The PCT then follows the Holcomb Creek loosely gaining height away from it before falling back down a few times, eventually after a few crossings I arrived at Holcomb Crossing Camp and I decided to call it a day. It’s been a pretty big day at 45km but it was very easy as the trail was falling for just about the whole time.
Surprisingly it looks like I’ll have the whole area to myself tonight. The weather forecasts rain this evening (50%) and looks like some for around the next three days. Currently it doesn’t look like rain to me but I’ll find out sooner or later.