Miles 181 to 201.2
Woke in the frozen morning. Had a long slog through a frozen forest to the ridge trail. Had to move slow because everything was slippery. Finally made it to a minor fork of the San Jacinto river which was a small stream, half frozen dripping perfect water over icicles into my Gatorade bottles.
After a time found a sunny patch and dried out stuff, amazing how a snow storm will make everything wet.
Met up with a whole group of Germans, four guys from Sweeden who I taught how to properly brown bag beer in Idyllwild.
We finally made it down the mountain, passed the 200 mile posy, made it to a campground and all of us pitched here. About five miles to water in the morning.
Long day, I am I my tent with breezeway open and my feet up on my bag, it helps with the heel pain you end up with after a few days on the trail.