Another lay in
My second zero, fingers crossed for shoes
The lady at the post office said I should try after 12..pm
So I’m just chilling at the camp site listening to other hikers stories.
Okay to the Library as there wifi is much faster.
It doesn’t open until 10 am but I can pick it up outside.
I start uploading the videos until the librarian arrives.
Once in I decide to back up my phone so copy photos to an external USB drive. It’s slow nd I only do a couple of months.
But I’m alll good videos are all done so feeling happy.
I checked the tracking for rei and my shoes and its didn’t look good. I gave Rei a call just in case as sometimes they can see or know more… On this occasion they did not. Dam and @#£%^&
Oh well I had a box to post so I needed to go yo the post office anyway.
It was a hot day as I walked there ( It’s the farthest place Way ,)
The lady was really helpful but sadly no shoes so she will bounce them to Salida when they arrive
I thanked her and left. I then visited the grocery store. Brought a bag of crisps. Outside was xxx and mountain goat.
I brought a fruit pie and a can of beer. Then headed back . But decided to try out the local brewery.
It was very smart inside. I sat at the bar and ordered a ipa 5%
It was tasty. I then ordered the 45 Ipa 7% and a reubens for lunch.
Both really good. I would of tried a third pint but at $7 it pushed my already tight budget. As I am Spending toooo long in towns.
And I had beer in my bag.
I walked back to the library and decided to order another pair of shoes and have them sent straight to salida. So hopefully 1 pair will be there.
I walked back to the camp site and sat under the large veranda.
The two Brits were still here .
Cream tea & xxx. I opened my beer and chilled with them as other hikers came and went.
Another English couple arrived who had been hiking with Dragonfly.
Dragonfly was the girl who fell down the mountain. Spent a night on the ice and was rescued by helicopter.
Well she spent a couple of nights in hospital and now she’s back out on trail .. wow
Hopefully I have managed to get a ride back yo trail tomorrow around 9am.my food bag is heavy as I’m packing out 7days of food. And there is a big 14.000 feet climb such fun.
Hopefully my shoes will hold out for another 100 miles.
I do not look too far forward but I am aware of the climb. And that it appears snow clear until the next section.
Okay im tired so head to my tent to chill and relax and drink my last beer.