Mile 160, elevation 4000 to Mile 178, elevation 8200
...18 miles, 6000 total feet of climbing, 4000 net gain. Less than 2 miles to the exit for Idyllwild. Beautiful scenes in the San Jacintos, and pushed on farther than expected to be closer for the hike in to town tomrrow. Fran and Jess (2 of my good friends from high school) are driving to visit me in Idyllwild on Saturday on the day zero, and I couldn't be more excited. Another good day of hiking. I am le pooped. Time for bed.