Day 9: 168.6 Arrival in Idyllwild and first nero

I did not have a long distance to hike to get to Idyllwild so I did not get up until after 0600. I packed up quite quickly and got going.

It was very cold during the morning and I did not have gloves on as I needed to use my phone for detour directions.

Sun slowly creeping over the detour trail.

Sun slowly creeping over the detour trail.

The detour was not that hard to follow and actually quite nice. On the way I met Avocado a guy from Germany that I have met a couple of times the last few days. We hiked in to Idyllwild together where he headed for the campground and I for Idyllwild Inn.

Once I had reserved a room at the inn I dried out my tarp. Afterwards I went to the outfitter to look for a replacement sleeping pad. Sadly they did not have the NeoAir XLite in the Short which is the one I want.

Low lying clouds in the distance.

Low lying clouds in the distance.

After this I resupplied with food for the next stretch. I still had a bit of food leftover from the last stretch, I still have not really figured out this food resupply. The problem is I am not that hungry so I almost have to force myself to eat.

When I got my room I had a good long shower which resulted in some very dirty water. I then used the laundry service at the inn for the first real laundry of my clothes.

After laundry was done I headed out for dinner and spotted Bacon Bits. We went for Pizza together and spoke about our plans for the coming days.

After dinner I went back to my room to relax and watch movies in bed.