mile 454 to mile 478
Life seemed to be almost too easy today. Woke up late (ie 6 AM) at Hiker Heaven after a zero yesterday. Enjoyed a fresh from the oven blueberry muffin at the bakery in Agua Dulce, started section E of the PCT- this part as a reputation for being hot and dry. Hiked with MeToo (from NorCal) and Whitewater, and caught up with Ninja Tank again. Interesting conversations with MeToo, and he showed me miner's lettuce, an edible wild plant.
|Reaching the crest.|
|Whitewater, MeToo, me, and |Tortuga|
I feel much more comfortable here than I have in town in a while- maybe because there are fewer people, or cause we were given Hawaiian shirts to wear, or because this feels like I'm at a friends house.
|Taco salad at Casa de Luna.|
Phew- I was so anxious in Agua Dulce but finally chilling out here. Had delicious taco salad, sat around talking, and am now in an awesome camping spot in the manzanita grove behind the house. Nice and quiet back here, unlike Agua Dulce where the horses and dogs kept running around all night. Wish I took my zero here because this is more my type of place. I'd heard this was a "party" house, so I almost didn't come- I don't even hardly drink. But I'm so glad I did stop here. It just feels more relaxed and free. I feel like I fit in better and don't feel so darn socially awkward. And did I mention the trees make it hammocking paradise, and how warm and welcoming the Andersons are!? And tomorrow morning they are making pancakes for breakfast! I absolutely love it here! What an awesome day!