Big Bear Zero

Big Bear Zero

May 1, 2014

Start: Halfmile 0266.0
End: Halfmile 0266.0
Distance: ZERO
Cumulative: 275.5 Mi

While it’s really great to be in town and have so many amenities at my fingertips, I find that zeros just make me miss the trail. (And I spend way too much money in town!) Seems I’ll have some serious withdrawal come September. Ah well, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. In the interim, I’ll just appreciate every moment. I’m already 10% done, which I can hardly believe. Seems like a moment and an eternity all at once.

Today has been refreshing. I’ve been running some errands, staging resupplies, coordinating with Cassie, and backing up photos at the library. I’m getting antsy already. Looking forward to getting back on the trail tomorrow!

My blister looks good today. The pain is a fraction of what it was last night. I can’t believe the recovery time. It’s not totally healed but certainly manageable. Above is an after photo. I’ll leave the thread in for about a week to keep the air cavity moisture-free, then clip it and pull it through. For the next section, I’ll treat it with Bacitracin and cover it with gauze and athletic tape. I’ll take it a little slower into Wrightwood and hopefully be 100% in a few days.