a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 0. Kennedy Meadows.
What a sweet long sleep in in Kennedy Meadows! And we can take it really easy today because we did all our zero-day chores yesterday already. And Switzerland is playing in the World Cup today and we get to watch the game on telly!
The game is on at 11 am and a nice little international crowd has gathered to watch it with us. Everyone is basically cheering for Switzerland and when Shaqiri scores the second goal all hell breaks loose and we are yelling around and clapping. What a great result!
The rest of the day we basically just hang out, eat some more burgers and wait for Wizard and Brad to finally show up. We know now that Wizard got in late last night and stayed at Grumpy Bear‘s, the other place in town. When she finally comes over by shuttle in the late afternoon we celebrate our reunion by having some drinks and pizza. And then Brad, The Prodigal finally arrives! We haven’t seen him in like a month because he had to leave the trail due to shin splints and a pretty bad stomach bug. So good to have him back! But he is in for quite some jokes. We joke around that he missed the last 400 miles and is only a section hiker now. But good old Brad takes it well. There are also so many cute dogs and even a little puppy around to play with. I would love to bring them along on our journey!
We decide to leave all together the next day which for us means half a day later than planned. I guess some more chillaxing never killed nobody!