Currently at PCT Mile 444.2, at Soledad Canyon Road
Today felt like a real zero day. I hiked zero miles, I stressed about zero things, and did zero things I didn’t feel like doing. I even accomplished zero of the things on my to-do list. Okay, I did one thing – planned food with Tears for the next 2-day stretch. But that felt like zero work. I’m getting way better at this zero day relaxing thing.
All I did today was sleep in until 9am, take my time getting ready to go… to breakfast. Tears, Jon, Aloha and I went to Crazy Otto’s and I ate half of a giant 6-egg omelet. Then we shopped for bread and cheese, then got back to the motel and sorted food, and then we all enjoyed the pool and hot tub. After that Aloha and I went to Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream, picked up some wingies to go, and now we’re sitting back at the motel room watching mindless tv.
As nice as today was, I’m excited to get on the trail tomorrow. I know, I say that a lot… I really love hiking! Good thing, hey!? :)
Oh, and I officially have a sweet little kiss mark from the poodle dog bush. I have one welt on my calf that I thought was a bug bite at first… but bug bites don’t spread. Sigh… it’s not bad though. It’s only about the size of a quarter and I’m doing really good at not scratching it. I also have a line of about 8 small bumps on my knee. I hope those just go away. I’m so glad that plant won’t come up on the trail anymore! Now we just need to watch for the deadly mojave green rattlers! Trading one risk for another!
Tonight I love stupid tv. Nothing shuts my brain down for relaxation better… except for maybe hiking.