Day 89: Old Station

July 23rd
Today’s miles: 24
My total mileage: 1190
PCT mile 1371
PCT-Section-N_1371

Today was another long hot day, but fortunately it was mostly flat and downhill. (I think we climbed 1,900 this morning.) We are only a handful of miles from a cafe outside of Old Station, where we intend to get breakfast in the morn. Tomorrow we begin the Hat Creek Rim, a notorious 30 mile dry stretch, so we will need to camel up big time, and possibly hike late into the night to avoid the worst of the heat.
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We camped in a small forest clearing just outside of an RV park. They had a little convenience store that had closed early. In this photo, titled “A Tragedy in Two Parts”, we see an anonymous hiker (definitely not Howly) staring forlornly at beer in a refrigerator. While busy scheming at how to gain access, we were saved by friends around the corner who had beer and chips to share.image

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