Now that we had spent a warm and dry night in a hotel with beds (for $100/night grumble), it was time to start crossing items off my to-do list.
written May 16, 2017 @ 06:28 PM after hiking 0.00 miles
Starting with breakfast at the diner next to our hotel. With that out of the way, it was time to be productive -- get more food to carry me the next 90-some miles, then catch a nap.
With those done, my friends let me know they were hosting a cookout at the cabin they'd rented. It was fun to see everyone and hang out (again), even if it meant sitting around in the dirt -- just like on the trail.
Once it was too cold for that, we walked to the local dive bar and shot some pool. At some point the karaoke started, but it was past 9pm, so I headed to bed.
It's going to sound weird, but zeros are exhausting. There's so much to do and everyone that was behind you on the trail shows up, so there's just always something going on. It's nice to get back on the trail and get back to a simple existence.