Journal Entry: 10.0 miles/ 1959-1969
"Camping with Terese, Polar Bear + (maybe later?) Paul Bunyon, if he makes it. All 4 of us were ready to leave Elk Lake at 2:00pm, packs on + everything. Paul Bunyon was eating an ice cream cone... then out comes this guy + says "you guys hiking the trail? let me buy you beers!" P.B. + I almost gave in but thought better at the last minute. Bunyon, however, stayed. At 4:30 I texted and he was on his way up the trail with wine. Now we have bets on whether he makes it tonight, and if so, when. As for the 3 of us, I love these folks, the dynamic, the mellowness, humor, loyalty. We're in a little meadow where Woody + I day hiked last summer during out August backpacking trip. Just like last summer there are wild blueberries now. Yumm!!
I'm exhausted. This was my first PCT hangover. It was fun, drinking last night, but today was a wash, and a reminder not to always keep up with others. Thought of today: "the Oxford Comma"
Milk, butter, eggs, and bread
Milk, butter, eggs and bread