Day 25, 18 miles
Woke at 5:45. Up, packed, first one on the trail at 6:15! It’s town day. Unlike the rest of the hikers I am not motivated by town food, hamburgers, pizza, etc. After all I am practically carrying a dehydrated restaurant on my back. If only they could invent dehydrated chilled beer I’d be set! My motivation is I can’t wait to shower and do laundry. I reek.
Being 1st on the trail for once, I saw lots of bird and animal footprints. 8 miles to Acton KOA campground. Bought V8, milk, juice in camp store. Laundry, shower, wore a garbage bag, showered two more times. Back to store, ate Creamsicle ice cream bar. It said it had vitamin C so I thought I needed it. Had a Haagen Dazs coffee crunch ice cream bar for dessert.
Back on the trail at 12:15. 10 miles to Agua Dulce. Beautiful hike up into the hot mountains, then through Vasquez Rocks. Crickets, butterflies, lizards scuttled around my feet as I hiked my fastest 10 miles ever.