Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013

Day 111: Shelter Cove Resort [mp 1912.21]

Woke up…at 9:00am. Walked to the resort. Well, it wasn’t a walk, it was a very hobbled hobble.

Got there and here as Spoons and Happy Feet. They were happy to see me and a bit dumbfounded how I caught back up to them. I also saw Colin, he got a hug since I hadn’t seen him in maybe 1600 miles. Chief and I hiked with him for a bit way back in April. His trail name is Zen Mirror now.

Caddywompus and Iceman showed up awhile later, a long with a couple southbounders…Hot Mess and Smooth Criminal.

Caddywompus and I were trying to figure out the last place we saw each other, it was somewhere in the desert. She did bring up the first time we met in Idyllwild. “Hi, you look like PCT hikers, I have had 12 beers already” was my greeting to them on the street. ugh.

Spent the day getting caught up on email, doing laundry and taking a shower. It was nice to do nothing.

Oh, ended up talking to Chris on the phone last night, they had in fact gone home early…so I didn’t have the wrong info or anything. He said the store had my resupply box.

Chris and Jen and their kids, Henry and Oliver had decorated up my resupply box. I had them bring it with them over the weekend so they could be my personal UPS service. Chris also got me some headphones and a Bloomberg Business magazine.

Met a girl named Sierra a bit later. We were talking about hiking and she mentioned how she has friends who say things like “I can’t believe your husband lets you go hiking alone, there are some crazy people out there….and I’m like ‘YOU GO SHOPPING AT WAL-MART AT MIDNIGHT!’”

After getting packed I spent a few hours going through photos and uploading them. Had to work on a trash can on the front porch of the store. It was the only place with both wifi and power. Ended up crashing out around midnight.

[blog might not be updated until this coming Saturday when Cora and I are in Bend]

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9:54am
My friends added some stuff to my resupply
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9:54am
Cookies!

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9:57am
Happy Feet and Spoons heading out.
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10:52am

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10:52am
I found some soap and conditioner in the hiker box.
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10:54am

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10:58am
It is Colin! I have not seen him for about 1500 miles.
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11:04am
Henry and Oliver decorated my box

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11:20am
Yes, that was a roll of quarters in my pocket.
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11:41am

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11:52am
Pre washing my socks before they hit the washer
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12:13pm

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12:13pm
Peter Pan, she is hiking Oregon
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12:13pm
Iceman, have not seen him for a long time too.

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12:37pm
Drying laundry
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12:39pm
Hot Mess who is headed southbound

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12:59pm
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1:12pm
Reading material for the trail

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1:17pm
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2:52pm

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3:17pm
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5:41pm
Hummingbird eating

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5:42pm
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6:09pm

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9:01pm
My workstation
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9:13pm
This was smart...someone preprinted their hitchhiking signs.

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11:13pm
Cooking a late night dinner