PCT mile marker 151.9
I was eager to get to Paradise Valley Cafe, to get my new shoes and socks. I did however have a hard time getting up, mainly just frustrated by the limitations my feet have been giving me.
Once I was up and hiking it was a beautiful day. I hiked 6 miles to Tule Spring to resupply on water and cook myself some breakfast. I also had a real treat Via Caffe Mocha...trail angel Mike's had a whole box of them, I grabbed 1...in hindsight I wish it had been a few more I had grabbed, yummy...I haven't had any coffee in at least 3 days. I have it but drinking hot coffee in the desert has been less then appealing.
As I was heading out of Tule Springs I met some day hikers, who were out doing some research on Pinon Pines (spelling?) we chatted for a bit and then headed our separate ways.
Another 6 miles and pit stopped at Hiker's Oasis Water Cache. I signed the log book and was the 611 person to do so in 2014. I'm quite certain there are many more that either didn't stop or sign the log book.
I really lucked out with weather, as I did not need to take a heat of the day break today.
The last 5 miles coming into Paradise Valley Cafe were difficult to say the least...darn feet.
But the reward was well worth it!!! New shoes and socks. And more then accommodating hospitality, a huge shout out to Cindy and the rest of the cafe staff.