Day 65, July 7, Lone Pine, 0 miles (0 km)
I slept until past 9 this morning. When I woke up I started updating my blog. This always takes quite some time. But so far I love doing it. It’s a good way to let the homefront know what’s going on and in the future I will be happy to look back at my journal.
I went to the store to buy some more sardines in olive oil. I really liked my evening meal from two days ago. And it must be good fuel cause yesterday I felt really strong while going uphill.
Seems like the four others I camped with the evening before made it to Horseshoe Meadow late in the afternoon. They couldn’t find a ride that late so they had to camp there in the hope of finding a ride in the morning. I know this because I ran into Jeff (aka Smokey) when he walked out of the store with a giant birthday cake for Laurel, his girlfriend he met on trail. There are a lot of trail couples. The further down the trail, the more couples it provides.
The rest of the day I did some small chores like cleaning my cooking pot, backflushing my water filter and walking over to the library to use a proper computer. In the evening I had some fish ‘n’ chips in a local restaurant and afterwards went over to Jake’s Saloon for a couple of beers.