I slept AMAZING last night! The temperature was perfectly cool and the wind was light. For the first time in like five days, I actually woke up feeling refreshed. It was a productive morning. We got a text from rusty that he has ringworm. Gb is now paranoid bc they shared a bed together but didn't touch. I think he'll be ok. I also called the motel in etna to make a reservation for Friday. The lady was super friendly and wanted to help us out as hikers. We made a new friend today named boy scout. I've been leap frogging him since Shasta but I got to talk to him for a little bit as we walked down to the road for lunch. I like him. He gave me good vibes right off the bat, that doesn't happen very often. I also got stung by a bee on my pinky! He literally flew right into my hand as I was walking. It hurt and was burning so bad. I've never been stung before.
We find a good lunch at the road that is all flat and shaded. Just like heaven. Then this stoner guy came and just smoked while we were taking our break. I don't really like the smell of weed anymore. Our lunches are like almost two hours now. This is new to me bc before, it had been only like 45 min. We both always manage to fall asleep even though I told myself I wouldn't. We climb a semi long hill until camp. It was a beautiful section as we approached the site. It was on a ridge with tons of wildflowers, rock views and Shasta at a distance. The campsite was so pretty! Every night out here has been the best spots. I am impressed.
I am getting really really tired of all my food, especially the snacks. I'm going to try to make this next resupply as creative and new as possible bc it just sucks eating food that sounds sick. We're both really looking forward to town. I know I am. Shower and laundry ASAP. And we've decided to pack out pizza already. The stoner guy rolls into our camp when we're inside our tents and smokes a joint. The scent of weed flows into my tent. Not super stoked.