0 miles, currently at PCT mile 906.7
Red’s Meadow/Mammoth Lakes
We weren’t planning on a zero day again, but we totally got sucked into the vortex. We procrastinated for most of the day, then finally showered and got our stuff all ready to go. Then Dishcloth walked past me and Tears with a smile and two already-opened bottles of beer. Well, we figured we better stay and finish them.
Then we went for a late lunch at Zpizza. Great food, by the way! Anyway, Tears and I were going to discuss our plan. We were completely undecided, so we put it to a vote on the Disco Pickle facebook page. Thanks to all that voted! The zero won pretty strongly. It’s been a very nice, relaxing afternoon, and we are both ready to hit the trail tomorrow and get some miles in.
Mammoth Lakes has been great, and it’s been especially fun to have caught up with PRT and a few other hikers we haven’t seen in a while. Sharing a big condo isn’t only fun, it saves us all money. As I write this 14 of us are lazing around in the livingroom watching a movie on TV. The place is scattered with hikers, backpacks, empty soda cans, munchies, and rooms have exploded with gear and food resupply. It’s a great environment to be in, for now. I’m ready for the wilderness, though!
Breakfast after sleeping in today was at The Breakfast Club. I had half an order of biscuits and gravy. One of their delicious biscuits filled me up and was the best I’ve ever had. YUM! That is an awesome place to eat!
There’s a fire ban on the trail up to mile 930, now. No fires at all. We don’t have too much farther to go before we’re out of that ban, but I don’t think I’d have one anyway… it’s pretty dry and I’m paranoid. And I’m usually too tired anyway. It’s supposed to be in the upper 90’s for the next few days, so I imagine that doesn’t help that situation much. Hiking in that heat will be interesting, too. I’ll still take that over an all-day cold, bone-soaking rain!
We hope to head out early tomorrow, so I need to get to bed.
Tonight I love my new Injinji socks. I can’t wait to wear them!