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(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

Lake Morena campground

written Apr 25, 2017 @ 02:05 AM after hiking 20.10 miles

Final approach into Lake Morena

Day one was a 20-mile hike to the first town on the trail: Lake Morena. There's a hiker-friendly campground here, and I experienced my first Trail Magic, but more of that later.

On the way, I met up with an Israeli guy named Galy who hiked at my exact speed, so we banded together and just crushed the miles. Along the way, we passed a guy from Denmark, a German, and a couple that was also from Israel.

A previous hiker was there with a cooler of beers, soda, water, wine, cookies, hotdogs, and loads of other goodies -- Trail Magic!

After eating my fill and socializing well past my bedtime, it was time to crawl into my sleeping bag around 7:30 pm. Another 20-some miles tomorrow!