Day 18

Day 18
4/20/14
20.5 miles
286.5 total miles

Said goodbye to Sarge at the hostel.

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Just a beautiful, easy cruisy day. The miles flew by until I started talking to southbounders.

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First I ran into Brian that I met on the JMT in 2011.  I talked to him for quite awhile. Then 2 ultra runners stopped to talk. We had a nice discussion of how sad it is that so few people actually get into the mountains. Even when they live close. Next was a young couple who had come out to backpack for 2 days. They were going home because they ran out of water and couldn’t find any. They were almost back to their car but I gave them a half liter. I also told them about the PCT water report so they could try again.

I met some new-to-me hikers today. Williwaw,  Arizona and Me Too. Also saw Dee and Paul again.

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Williwaw

The day was full of views and huge juniper and ponderosa pines.

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Near the end of the day we walked thru an area burned in 2007. There is still very little regrowth.

We are now cowboy camping next to a stream at a very idyllic site. We got here early enough to enjoy it too. Good night.

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Spirit

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