Not sure what happened but I over slept or maybe I swit he’d it off Instead of snoozing .
At 6am I strippeddown made a cupp as I packed up. As I was packing up Marmot came by the lady I scared yesterday.
I wason trail by 6.30. It wasa cool morning Thank god.but I decided that I didn’t need my outer shirt.
My early pace was good and I soon caught Marmot but was sure to call out first.
I walked with her for a while and enjoyed her company. Finding out about her hike and reasons for doing it.
Okay I need more miles so wished her well and strolled off.
I hadgood pace and it wasn’t long until I arrived at the Davila Ranch.
As I made my way in
OMG sat eating were Shoes,Chameleon and Calvin. Just leaving were the two girls “Fast food and Dollar General” they asked for copies of them at the hot springs.
Snail your first in line for the shower. I walked in and took offmost of my clothes and stuck them in the washing machine.
I asked the gang had they seen hawkeye or Dr Rob.
They are behind you snail!
Noway they can’t be …Can they ?
I headed to the shower. Omg this was a great shower powerful and hot a rare conbination.
So I’m clean.i wasn’t really hungry but the food the gang was eating looked so good I decided to make some myself. Potato.onions eggs and beans yummy.
It’s all free well for a donation.
I started cooking and mmm.it was so good
At last the washing was done so I next the dryer. While waiting i starting charging my gear
Omg I could have sat here all day.
MARMOT arrived and decided to boil some eggs ..Nice.
Asi had service I was able to order z new bag and a steripen great that was a result they will be at Grants.
Okay I need to leave.just as I was packing up the owner arrived what an amazing bloke. So chilled and laid back.
I left fully watered up as I was planning to hike just outside town
I set off down the road I had a great pace that’s what a good dinner will do.
I was cruising and miles falling but gradually as the hours ticked by the speed dropped.
Have to say the 13 miles from the ranch to Pie Town didn’t seem to friendly as virtually every 200 yards were no trespassing. Go away bugger off signs
At 4.30 I was running out if steam and still lugging far too much water.i stopped for a break and poured 2 litres away.
Well I wasn’t camping along this road do didn’t need it.
At last I was entering Pie Town. Phew now where is the toaster hse. A man pointed the way.. at last I’m here I walked in the back and saw Ducky.
whats the score Ducky I asked.
Just throw up your tent.
I soon had it up then went to the porch about a dozen hikers were here and do many friendly faces.
The girls were here and shoved a beer in my hand perfect.at the back of the hostel were dozens of shoes tied to the wall.
Some are hikers who give up and leave there shoes others are where hikers swap out their first pair.
I had a new pair waiting for me two hopefully.
I joined in with my fellow hiker trash. Chating laughing and drinking. But I was tired and soon bed was calling.