Sunday, May 20, 2012

SCT Day 3

Today started with a long climb out of Yucaipa on a highway leading up to Big Bear Lake. We climbed for 35 miles to 8400 feet at Onyx Summit, then descended to the busy resort of Big Bear. There was more climbing out of the lake to the Rim of the World Highway. The descent on this road had amazing views of the sprawling valley below (San Bernardino?) but lack of attention was dangerous. I flatted the rear tire on a rock here.
After dropping to about 4000 ft came the cherry on the cake: a steep climb to the town of Crestline where we are staying tonight.
Short day in mileage (82) but very tall in climbing: over 9000 ft.

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