Friday, 4 May 2012
Meeting with Zack
We were up and at um fairly early after a somewhat windy night. Met a new lady named Moon Walker that is pretty cool. Been playing soccer her whole life. Made decent time to the cache. Got six liters of water because the man said the next cache could be empty. We walked along a ridge that over looked the same mountains all day. The mountains were beautiful, but they seemed to pass by quite slowly. Met various new people soon the way. Great conversation and laughs. We had the intention to meet up with Zack who was supposed to be hiking south from Warner Springs. We made it to the third gate cache, milled it over and decided to keep hiking to meet up with Zack. We headed off into the darkness. It was a great view and an exhilarating experience. The wind would whip us with its wrath as we came around each bend. Felt like we were going to get blown off the mountain. Found a spot that looked pretty level and out of the wind after a few miles, and decided to stay there for the night. Got up and moving the next morning to meet up with our friend only to find out that was not what was going to happen. We were hiking and all of a sudden we started to see signs telling us there were chili dogs and beer ahead. We thought it was a sick joke. After a couple more signs and a few more steps we found our oasis. Free food and drink. We spent quite some time there ending ourselves and talking to people. Headed out a tad bit inebriated. Met a new fella and we stopped to have a beer with him. Stan popped out of the woods so we gave him one too. Less weight for me to carry. Enjoyed their company and made our way on the trail. Slept next to a nice little creek with a few other people. We were the last ones to stumble in the camp, but we were the first ones to leave this morning. Made the roughly five mile trek into Warner Springs. Got our packages, some food, charged some supplies and washed some clothes. Great feeling. Still here as of now. We will see what else happens.