Miles hiked: 3.1 (around town)
Sleeping in is impossible for hikers. I was awake at 6:02 am and already trying to do chores. There was more resupply changes, more buttons to sew, and more gear to send home and/or fix. Then it was repackaging food into ziplocks. By 8:30 am hunger took over and we raced over to a bakery where I ate a breakfast burrito and a fabulous cranberry orange muffin. While eating, I realized I was eating with eight female thru hikers from about four different countries. I think it’s great that confident women are taking up thru hiking in record numbers.
When dinner was served, we all were treated with Shank’s remarkable cooking skills. He made us all Caesar salad, mouth watering cheese burgers, grilled asparagus, and baked potatoes. Pacemaker kept feeding everyone beers, and the best zero day ever was in the books by the night’s end.