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

Silverwood Lake

written May 13, 2017 @ 04:10 AM after hiking 18.67 miles

Our next day was going to bring us to Silverwood Lake -- I guess it's a touristy spot in SoCal? I don't know, I just follow the trail.

On the way out of the mountains, we passed something I have never had the chance to see up-close: a spillway! It was neat seeing this massive concrete chute and imagining the water levels necessary to cause it to be used.

Makes you want to sled down it, right?

Shortly after that, we met this great Trail Angel who was cooking breakfast burritos for us in her retrofitted Astro van -- the whole experience was as amazing as it sounds. Brenna, or Hot Sauce Monologue, you're a savior.

For my knee, I've been trying this new thing called "stretching" and it seems to be helping. Every hour (when my watch beeps), I stop and stretch my calf and my hamstring. IDK really what I'm doing or if I'm doing it right, but we'll see.

Eventually, we arrived at Silverwood Lake. There's a pavilion there that was full of hikers hanging out. Someone had tipped us off to the fact that a local pizza company will deliver, so you can guess what came next.

Mobbed.

While on the phone, they let us know that they'll even pick up beer for us on the way if we put in a beer order. Well, when our order arrived, we headed to the beach and had dinner with a view of the lake and sunset.

Dunno if it gets much better than this.

When the sun went down, hikers started disappearing. It turns out that this picnic area doesn't allow for overnight camping, so everyone hid in the bushes and camped out of sight.

All in all, a good night.