Mile 1638 campsite to old abandoned building – 23 miles (37km) -1661 miles total
I got started at 6am wanting to do the 17 miles into town for lunch. Because it was all down hill it wasn’t too bad. The trail was slightly overgrown and I could have been walking through poison oak since I have no idea what it looks like. It was a nice walk along the river and then out on a road. When I was about a mile from town a pick up drove past saying do you want a ride, I was about to say no, when I saw D in the back. D who gives me crap for getting off trail and walking on roads that parallel the trail because it is faster, was hitching. So of course I hitched the mile too.
At the cafe I had a milkshake that looked like a unicorn pooped it, with purple sprinkles on top. I got a small resupply and then headed to the tavern to wait out the heat of the day before attempting the ridiculous climb out of seied valley.
The climb wasn’t too bad, just slow because of how steep it is. Tonight I am camped on a hill in an abandoned old building. Creepy as!
Today I am thankful for taverns with AC.