Miles hiked: 3.4
Zero day breakfast was for most people was pancakes at Casa de Luna. I however was feeling somewhat glum and just ate a half pound of granola in my tent.
|Casa de Luna Guildlines
The others in our hiker posse were getting some resupply items at the gas station. I bought myself some Advil PM in hopes that I can maybe get more than five hours of sleep.
Back at Casa de Luna, there was a continuing debate. Some people wanted to hike out in the afternoon, others wanted to take a zero. I had already made my decision to zero. After what seemed like a fruitless debate, a flat rock was flipped (heads or tails). The result was everyone took a zero.
Chilly Bin was nice enough to sew a button onto my shirt that seems to shed buttons at a pace of about 1 per 80 miles.
Shank and Pocket Knife showed up and the group was really glad to see them. Shank reminds me of myself from time to time and he’s a person I can relate with easily.
Really there wasn’t much craziness to talk about today, mostly we just hung out, napped occasionally, and enjoyed each other’s company. My ankles feel slightly better, but not 100%. My wrist still has an unexplainable painful lump. Tomorrow the hike continues into the Mojave desert. We’re aiming to cover the 88 miles to Tehachapi in four days including some night hiking.