Well today was another great day. Started off a bit hungry but got way better. I slept pretty well. Even though I camped alone, I didn't feel spooked at all. It was pretty cold and windy last night. I started hiking an hour later than usual since I knew it was only a 15 mile day. It got chilly fast if I stopped hiking in the shade. Like my fingers were numb. It was hard to warm up bc most of the morning was down hill. I talked to this older hiker and I told him how I was low on food and he immediately offered me some snacks. It was amazing. Yesterday I was trying to hint to these other hikers that I was low on food and they seemed to not care. Then ying passed and gave me more. I was so happy! I started passing a good handful of day hikers picking berries and reached the road. I saw a cooler and hoped it was cold food but it was just beer. I passed. Then I saw a sign that said free pancakes w an arrow pointing to the left of the road. I had no clue where it was at. All of a sudden I see Elise pop out of the trail and we catch up. We both decide to try to find these pancakes. We talked to the guy who had set out the beer for the hikers and he gave us a ride to the pancakes which was embarrassingly close.
We pulled up to the area and the camp seemed to be on an Indian reservation. There were horses and things looked sketch. We got out and sure enough they were def serving some breakfast. We sat around and chatted and I got to hear more about Elise's Sierra journey. It was about a whole hour before we started eating. We had huckleberry pancakes, sausage and an egg/potato hash. It was not bad and we were starving. They were super nice and we walked back to trail. I was happy to be hiking on a full stomach. That feeling felt so foreign after being so hungry the last few days. I reached another road and then all of a sudden I see another trail magic sign. I decide to stop on by and thought Elise was prob there and sure enough, she was. And so was ying. The trail angel geared up was making us tacos. He was so nice and was doing legit trail magic. Not sketchy. A bunch of other hikers ended up spilling in and it was four when I finally looked at the clock. I almost couldn't believe it.
Everyone was getting sucked into the trail magic vortex but I knew I had to make five more miles until my camp. It was so nice having these side detours all day today. Walk five miles. Trail magic. Walk another five miles. Trail magic. I was so tired. So tired from real food. I hadn't touched any snacks since the morn. I got to camp and wasn't even hungry. Now I have too much food and only five miles to the road. I cooked my dinner anyways. It wasn't that good. I need to start dumping all rice sides or something. They are not that good. More pasta! Not sure what time I should get started tom. I have no clue how the hitch is gonna go. But I can't wait to get there and sit in my room!