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Desert Rain, Dessert for Breakfast, and Mile 100!: Days 6-10

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Yes, the rumors were true – there is free pie in Julian! We had been hearing about it for the last few days. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, but there it was waiting for us at Mom’s Pie House, with ice cream and hot tea!


This made an excellent start to our breakfast. Then we headed across the street to Julian Cafe for the prime rib and eggs special.

 

and I almost finished it!

I think my hiker hunger is beginning to kick in! I started dreaming about hiking and also about meat. Now some of that is probably because we’ve been too cold and rainy the last two nights to cook a proper meal and had peanut butter in tortillas for dinner.

So, apparently every once in a while it rains in the desert, and we happened to catch both days of it this year. it was quite cold, windy, and wet days 6 and 7, but also quite beautiful.

 

pine cones keep getting bigger

 

keeping warm in my favorite piece of gear, my buff

 

misty morning, day 6

rainbow in the desert!

 

weather finally broke, sunrise day 8

The next two days the heat picked up a bit. More desert hiking, a slow day coming out of Julian. My blisters healed but my body is still adjusting to all this walking. We camped at a nice little campground in the valley, shade, trees, and water.

This morning was a pretty little hike alternating through prairie and trees into the small town of Warner Springs. The community center is set up to help hikers out. $6 for shower with shampoo and towels! $8 and they’ll do your laundry. Yes, please. Free cookies; and hikers working on repacking packs with food from their mail drops, most of us packed too much food, mingling with local artists workings on watercolors. Very relaxing afternoon.

So we are just hanging out, waiting for our laundry a we’ll probably get a few more miles in tonight if the laundry is done soon.

Finished with Sections A. Currently at mile 109.

Namaste,

Comet (Catie)


  

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Author: Catie (Comet)

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6 thoughts on “Desert Rain, Dessert for Breakfast, and Mile 100!: Days 6-10

  1. Nicely done. Congrats on your first 100 miles.

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  2. Woot Woot !! 100 miles and counting-terrific ! Some of the flowers-lupine or blue bells-not lilacs: I think the “poppies” may be primroses but not sure. LOVE the pics you post-keep ’em coming. Glad your feet are doing better 🙂

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  3. congrats on all your progress. it is sounding like such a cool adventure. I am loving your pictures. the trail scenery is breathtaking. glad your blisters are healing. enjoy being able to eat all that food. yum!

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