7.6 miles hiked
10 people on trail, 15 more at Wee Vill market
First day hiking with someone (for at least 4 miles)
Today I got up a little earlier and got a message from my friend Lightning Rod (from last year) and she was camped 2.5 miles before me. This message was an hour ago so I figured she was very close to me by now.
I started packing up pretty quickly and then as I was putting my gear in my pack I heard a distinct cough and yelled out inquisitively “Lightning Rod?” And she was there behind the bushes by the water source and answered! I finished packing up quickly and hiked the first 3 miles with her catching up. After our first rest she went up ahead as she is a faster hiker than me. I caught up when she was on a phone call. We hiked the final mile together into Hikertown :)
When we got there I was very dehydrated as I had no water for the last mile. There was a cooler full of cold beer and ice water so I dumped the water on my face and body to cool down.
Lightning Rod and I hung out for about an hour or so and then I wished her luck on her hike and I got myself a hitch to Wee Vill.
When I got there I ordered some rosemary fries and chatted with other hikers.
I was waiting for Abel to come and get me.
When he arrived he chatted with hikers for a bit and got some beers to share with people.
I saw Daisy and Mishka again. Sadly the pupper’s hike is over so she’s going home and then Daisy will come back and keep hiking.
Finally Abel and I left and drove home :)
I showered and started on some laundry and then rested for a bit.
Tomorrow I will take a zero day and get a massage to help with some of my achey-ness.