a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
starts with a single step.
Zero in Burney
Sleeping in, awesome. Surprisingly I really didn't sleep so great. It always takes some getting used to to sleeping in a real bed for a change. A breakfast burrito is included in the room rate and we eat it in bed. We are granted a late check out which is awesome, and thus take our time to pack or belongings and move our stuff over to the other side of the road, to the church. The World of Life church offers free stays in their gym/multipurpose building. They have showers, a kitchen, free delicious coffee, hiker boxes with loaner clothes etc.
After we drop our stuff in the gym and blow up our air mattresses we walk the 1.5 miles to the library and spend the afternoon working on various things. In about 2.5 weeks we will be flying home after 15 months on the road, so there is a lot of preparation we need to do and stuff we need to organize. But we are excited to come home so soon and can't wait to see our family and friends again!
Then we get hungry and stop by McDonalds (yes, again). After some more stops where we buy deet, fuel and dinner we go back to the church to rest a little bit. Later we make Spaghetti Carbonara (the real thing!) and just hang around the church with other hikers. There are two other SOBO hikers staying here: Switch and Sprout. Hopefully we will be seeing them some more in the near future. And then it's already time for bed. Sleeping in a gym for the first time in my life. Hopefully no snorers around as snoring would definitely echo in here.