a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 0. Zero Day in Bishop.
The night has been awful. I always looks so much forward to spending a night in a real bed and then I can hardly sleep. Hopefully the next night will be better. Luckily we already completed almost all our hiking tasks the day before. We now only need to ship ahead some food and other items to Sierra City, a town near mile 1100 where it is not recommended to shop as it’s quite expensive. For this we need to go to the Post Office to pick up a box. Then we want to hit the library, check our finances and hopefully do some blogging. But first - breakfast at the Looney Bean Café! It is absolutely perfect – we get cappuccinos, orange juices, granola with yogurt, croissants, a burrito and a sandwich, yummy! After our run to the post office we go straight to the library. We only get an hour each and take care of some stuff but don’t have the time to blog. Sorry about that!
We then hurry back to the hotel and do a real shake down. We consider every item carefully. Do we really need it? The Sierras have already been tough, the packs heavy with food and the bear canisters. We really do not want to be carrying anything we don’t really need. So we bid farewell to some things and put them in our resupply box to Sierra City. While Dario walks his new shoes back to the post office to ship the box, I get on the phone to family and friends. We then both nap for a while and then start discussing dinner plans with Simon and Brad who has now made it into town.
We are hanging out by the pool when Brad comes over with Sarah. We wait for Simon to join us and then go over to the Bowling Alley restaurant where we have the most amazing dinner! Some starters, beers and wine, lamb chops for me and a rib-eye steak for Dario. It’s absolutely delicious and we will remember this evening for a long time, it was that good! We should probably keep in mind from now on that while Americans don’t really do Italian the Italian way, they certainly do steaks and stuff the American way. Big portions, tasty BBQ meat and awesome, outgoing, uncomplicated servers. Thank you everyone for an absolute blast at this fantastic dinner, a great ending to our wonderful zero day!