I had my alarm for 2am and people were still up talking! Crazy. I went out and took some night pics and they turned out ok. Steff woke me up around six and told me she was headed out. She ended up getting a ride w a family that was at our campsite. I then started packing up shortly after. I ended up road walking down to laguna which was ok. Every time a bus/car drove by, I prayed that they would not hit me as huge gusts of dust filled the air. I walk around the area as all the huge buses started piling up. All the visitors were doing the same exact thing we did six days ago. I finally found a shuttle service that seemed like it would take me to the right place and got in. We waited quite awhile for it to fill up w people before we could go. Unfortunately it was another 3.000 pesos but I cannot imagine doing that road walk. It was so long, windy and dusty.
I get dropped off and everything seemed so familiar. I waked over to Torres central and it was so nice and quiet there. I love this hostel mucho. I buy some internet and end up ordering pizza and hanging out for a few hours. I met a great couple from truckee that just finished the circuit, Lucia and George. They were so cute and friendly. George asked me about my pack and ended up knowing what zpacks was and he's been interested in UL gear so we chatted about that for a bit. We all hung out for a bit and then moved over to the fireplace room when joe walked in! I was happy to see he was alive and he said he's had the best two days. He went up the pass and stayed the night there and was headed up to camp seron tonight.
I pondered for awhile wishing I was out hiking bc the weather was absolutely amazing. Steff prob got to the towers w an awesome view. I had originally told her I was gonna wait for her at the hostel but I felt so guilty sitting inside all day. After like five hours, I decide to hike up to camp seron and sleep there. I wish I hadn't paid the other camping night at Valencia. Oh well, more funding for the guy who runs it I guess. I said bye to my new friends and head out. The entire trail up is basically a logging road with tons of horse poop. There was no wind in the beginning and I was so hot. When I was finally above the valley, there was wind to cool me down. Today was the first day I had some solo time and it felt SO good. I only passed like two people on trail and it felt like the good ole pct days. Loved it all. I'm so happy I went out. I also passed an open field w wild horses. It was great.
About an hour before I got to camp, I started getting bad allergies from all the tall grass. It sucked! My eyes were so itchy and my nose dripped the whole way and I had nothing to wipe it w except my sleeve. It seemed like forever until I got to seron but arrived at this beautiful flat meadow area that was so peaceful. People seemed chill and quiet and there were two domos. I saw joe and checked in shortly. We're super tried so we want to go to bed early. It's funny but it seems like our tents draw so much attention. I don't think tarp tents are very common out here especially in the wind haha. People were coming up and asking about it. The facilities here seem so nice. Sinks, banos, showers and even a small place for Food. This also the first time this trip that I have mosquitos. Flashback to the Sierra and how much I hated hiding from them every night. Tomorrow we go back to town. Can't believe this trip has already come to an end. I wish I can go to fitz Roy. :(