Monday, November 17, 2014
Aug. 28, 2014 Big Lake Youth Camp
Journal Entry: Mile 1188 to 2001.3 + 1/ 9:30am - 4:40pm/ 14.0 miles
"What a great spot! Arrived here with mild trepidation but was instantly greeted warmly. Got my resupply box + was shown to free showers, laundry + food!! Dinner was basically a pasta buffet, salad, bread + choc. brownies. I wanted to eat twice but didn't want to be rude. Charged my phone + have to spend time here tomorrow calling folks. Also: the hiker box here is off the hook! I could supply for the whole trip!
Good to be alone today + remember my own rhythms. the lava was painful + I was glad to go slow. The 13 miles w/o water was a little tricky, but again, I like the solo challenges. Saw a guy in flip-flops walking the lava. He also had 2 goats! I spent a large part of the day thinking about P.B. I'm kind of obsessed with his mystique, the silence, loyalty, kindness + resourcefulness despite so many vices. Everyone does their best. "