Big Bear Lake, CA (Zero Day)
As they say, you get what you pay for. The room here at the hostel is just ok. We had to put safety pins in each corner of the sheet to keep it from slipping off the mattress. The pillows are flat and uncomfortable, so I had to put my jacket under the pillow to make it more comfortable, and the TV doesn't have a remote, so we have to get out of bed and push the buttons on top of it to change the channel. The good part...the shower is awesome and never runs out of hot water.
The one thing we looked forward to is going to the Grizzly Manor Cafe for thier famous pancakes. We woke up, showered, and walked 1/2 mile up the hill to the Grizzly only to find out that they were having a pancake fundraiser and don't have thier regular menu. Needless to say I was a bit upset, but we can come back here tomorrow morning.
So, we went to the Teddy Bear for breakfast then got on the bus to the supermarket to buy food for the next 6 days.
After a bit of a break, it was time for dinner, so we walked towards the local pizza place and noticed some commotion. Believe it or not, it was the grand opening of the Big Bear Brewing Company. So here we are getting a sampler of their 5 beer in tap. Coincidence...I don't think so! We were meant to be here!!
We are now in our room catching up on American Idol. We really want to get to the Grizzy before hitting the trail, so we have to wake up around 5:30 am. Oh, did I fail to mention that we need to hike 15 miles per day now instead of 10. We will see how that goes tomorrow.