Coach, Whitewater and I were hiking machines today, making 18 miles before 1pm. We kept joking that we were doing a nero today- a "near zero" day into the town of Agua Dulce. Haha 18 miles did feel like a low mileage day after all the high miles we'd been doing. 97 miles in 3 1/2 days! Feeling so strong!
The Vasquez Rocks Park had awesome geology and signs for all the plants, but we just kept saying how cool it was that they filmed a Star Trek episode there.
Our destination was Agua Dulce, home of the Trail Angels the Saufleys where I'm taking a zero tomorrow. First stop was Big Mouth Pizza. Priorities are food before showers and laundry. We ate an entire pizza and then filled in the empty spaces in our bellies with ice cream.
Coach met his wife at the Saufleys and they will go back to finish hiking other sections together. His wife recognized me-- we met on my second night and camped together in Fred Canyon. I can't believe I didn't recognize Coach after hiking with him these past few days. Too funny!