The morning was simple. Packing up after cowboy camping is very simple.Only 4.5 miles to Agua Dulce, then a 1 mile road walk to Hiker Heaven. One of the highlight towns of the trip (according to my research).
Just prior to Agua Dulce, the PCT goes through the Vasquez Rock picnic area. I will do my best to come back to this area tomorrow to climb it and take pictures. My mission this morning was to get to town. I was out of snacks and hungry.
Arriving at Hiker Heaven was everything I could have wanted at that point. Setup camp then roamed the property to find where everything was. They have showers, laundry, Internet, outhouses and a relaxed atmosphere. This is the one place I planned a zero day just to relax at.
After getting situated, a few of us walk back to town to have some pizza. Ordered a salad, jalapeño poppers and my own 12", The Big Mouth, pizza. On the walk back, a van pulled over and offered us a ride for the .7 left in the road walk. We had 11 adults in the van...
I spent the rest of the afternoon making phone calls, getting my laundry ready, and enjoying my time here. Also I took a shower! It had been 5 days since my last one. Made a beer/food run with ST and Riley, then the evening was spent hanging out with a bunch of hikers and updating this journal. Met both Buff, a older gentleman who's been on the PCT and other long trails throughout the world, and later So Hard who just earned her undergrad and is also living in Oakland.