Date: 30 Aug 2017 1136PM
Location: Camping near mile 1574.8
Today's Miles: 22.3
Total Miles: 1075.3
Took it pretty slow this morning. Laid about, packed up slowly, used the park bathrooms, charged up my stuff.
Walked to a local coffee shop and sat around for an hour or two, sipping coffee and eating a breakfast sandwich.
Popped into the grocery store next door to resupply. Grabbed some rice pudding and a Pedialyte for the road.
Stopped by the local hostel on the way out of town to see if they were doing any shuttles back to the trail. There were no guests at the hostel so they suggested I try and hitch, and if no one picks me up that they'd take me if I paid their going rate.
After forty five minutes with no luck, I handed over $10 and off we went. A bunch of smoke and quite a few forest service and fire fighting vehicles later and we were at the top of the pass.
Walked the rest of the day, stopping only for water and a food. The mileage required for me to be into town early on the second of September is pretty tight, so I wanted to get as for south as possible.
Was planning on camping sooner but the north bounders were all over the known sites, so on I pushed.
Hiked until 2300 when I found a flat spot. Setup the tent, ate my dehydrated meal that I soaked at a previous stop, watched an episode of Parks and Rec and passed out.