I slept so well on the blow up bed last night. That thing is amazing. Immediately, I wake up starving. No surprise. I head downstairs and Meg's family is up and rose was making pancakes. We sat around and chatted before breakfast. We had these amazing gluten free pancakes, bacon, eggs, potatoes and smoothies. I was so happy/full! Then we needed to head out pretty soon to Reno so we could go to Rei and catch my bus.
Mary Beth (Meg's mom), Nathan (Meg's bro), meg, Nate and I all crammed into their little rental and drove to Reno. Reno is an interesting city. And it's also so hot and dry. Our first stop was Rei but their clothing selection was quite terrible. I didn't really like anything there. I only got new opsacks and socks. But I did end up getting a new hiking shirt bc I really liked the color. It's a men's and didn't have an xs so it's pretty big but I like it! I look like a ranger/Boy Scout. Oh well.
It was getting close to lunch and Meg has been craving stuffed crust pizza so we got some pizzas at Pizza Hut haha. It was surprisingly good. Then they took me to the greyhound where the eastern Sierra transit bus would pick me up. It was a little sketch and I was worried it wouldn't come by but the Texans waited with me and it came!! Sad to say bye to them and then I was off to mammoth again and they were heading back to Tahoe for a week of rest w the fam.
The bus ride was cool. I didn't get sick so that was good. I was texting back with nick aka click, another photographer on trail and he just got into mammoth and said there was a mini storm so he was staying the night. We had dark clouds on the ride over. It looked really cool. We were planning on meeting up for dinner when I got in. Sean Osterberg, my friend Kristin's brother, sent me an email asking some questions since thru hiking is something he's always wanted to do. So I wrote him back during my long bus ride on the things I've been dealing with on trail. (Hi Jon, Kristin and Sean!) I also got to talk to my sis for a small bit, they just got accepted for a new house in snoqualmie!
The bus dropped me off at the mammoth McDonald's. And I took the trolley to the outfitter to find some things. I really hate shopping and everywhere has little options. I finally found a town shirt I liked and then walked to vons for a little resupply. Then it was back on the trolley to the village. I ended up staying w a game and undercover at the holiday haus and we all split the room. It was nice already having a place to stay when I got into town. I dropped my stuff off and went to the village to find some other things on my list before they closed. Afterwards, I finally met up w nick and did dinner with him and a bunch of his hiking brobros. I ate a huge kale/brussel salad. I headed back to the hotel before it was too late and organized some stuff.
Bed is good but I think I'm ready to head back to trail.