After two weeks off trail my knee started to feel much better, and I booked an Amtrak ticket to Victorville, just 18 miles from where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses I-15 near Cajon Pass. I'm enjoying a rumbling ride on the rails right now. Tomorrow I should be back on the PCT. If all goes well, my next update will be five days later from Big Bear Lake.
Thanks for the moral support. I appreciated the messages and encouragement.