I'm trying to include a pic of my journal. The day before it says "HOT HOT HOT", and this morning it says " nice, cool, misty". Yes, we needed this. Woke up at barrel spring water source and started hiking relatively early. 8 miles to warner springs sent like butter. Misty grass valleys, then a walk along an actual stream!!! With trees! Wow.
Warner Springs was a hiker trash circus, the first large meeting place/ hiker traffic jams. The community center let's hikers camp for free and make breakfast and lunch, showers and laundry for a modest fee, then free coffee, computers, lounge, and a nicely stocked grocery store. Solo many hikers that the ladies are pretty overwhelmed, though it all remains friendly.
The sherriff gave me a ride to the post office with another hiker named Bat. Bat cracked a joke about the last time he was in the back of a cop car..."listen buddy, I don't need your life story". Hahahaha, so funny, for us anyway. Cannot believe the generosity of this tiny community. School kids all wave and smile at us hobos. Its great, but surely as soon as the old resort opens again , they will shut down the operation. Enjoy while you can.
Most people took a Nero or zero here. We got our shit together and pushed off...after five hours of loafing around :)
Should mention getting my first box. I forgot that we sent two boxes, so I only asked for one. Luckily (a) the post office guy was super awesome and (2) the pink flamingo tape really helps!
Those boxes were so freaking heavy we didn't want to carry all that food. Got rid of a lot of it. One hiker snagged most of it before taking it to the hiker box. I also put my sunshirt in the hiker box because I'm loving my sleeves and hadn't worn it yet. Funny thing to give away I guess but that's the way it goes.
Hiked about 6 more miles and camped next to agua calientd creek with a scattering of others. Yay
Instagram.com/grantrobintravel for pics