I've met so many new people since I've been back it's incredible. I'm finally running into some girls which is just a god send. I love the vibe out here right now and I'm living it up. Soakin' in the rays : P
Sleeping Bear was doing trail magic over at Sonora Pass when I came through the other day and it was amazing. This wasn't my first encounter w him and I hope it's not my last. That man is wonderful. I had to take a zero day at Sonora Pass because my Mom was meeting me and going backpacking for a few days.
We had so much fun together! I am so thankful for her and all the support she continues to give me. We went quite slow but I didn't care one bit. I just was enjoying every second of her company. It's not about the miles that you put in, but rather the time you spend and the memories you make. And mom... I had a blast w you! You're the best anyone could ever ask for.
Not only did my Mom come meet up and take on the difficult task of hiking w me, but she also provided a wonderful meal to me and some of the other hikers around. Turkey burgers, salad, tuna, raspberries, strawberries, cinnamon rolls, brownies, the list was quite extensive... I'm drooling right now just thinking about all the fabulous food we had.
I had been craving a kiwi for the longest time. I was talking w Stone Fly and a bunch of other hikers about it.. the next morning I wake up and while I'm unpacking my bag I find a kiwi stashed away. It was like Christmas Morning. I have asked everyone if they knew how it got there but I have yet to solve this most magical Trail Magic. So to who ever got me the kiwi (stone fly???)...... THANK YOU!!!!!
I got an offer to stay tomorrow night w another hiker and I just couldn't pass it up haha. So another zero tomorrow : ) And SUSHI! I have been craving it ever since before I started the trail. 3 months is just WAY too long to be craving something and not getting it. So hooray for finally meeting up w hikers and going to get sushi! YAY!!!
I'm still having a blast out here. Wouldn't trade it for the world. This has been the best experience of my life. Thank you everyone!
Also a big shout out to Lake of the Sky Outfitters. They have an amazing establishment here. They've got a room in the back which is how I'm able to blog for you guys. They've got a pretty decent gear store and the hospitality is FABULOUS. They've got fruit and water and a laptop and printer for our convience. Thank you guys so much! If you are in South Lake Tahoe be sure to stop in! They also offer a hiker discount : )
Sushi and another shower await,