Start: mile 166
Miles covered: 17 (Most of this was a route around a fire closure, which is much longer than the PCT section currently closed.)
PCT mile marker: 168/2652 (This is to the south end of the closure. I will give myself credit for the 9 closure miles when I tag the other end.)
Highlight: A hot shower, clean clothes, and a real bed.
Biggest challenge: Packing up in heavy wind, which was relentless overnight. Also, turning down a ride offer for the two-mile road walk into Idyllwild. I’ve been hiking with “Windy” for the past few days, and he convinced me that I do want that continuous line from Mexico to Canada on foot.