Spring at mile 1319 to Stover Spring
Today was significantly cooler. I lucked out with my late start and started out well rested. I also planned for a shorter mileage day. I was excited to experience the Midpoint Mileage Marker of the PCT. I sat for quite some time taking in the moment and reading the trail log. It is so fun to read entries from hikers I know or have heard of. What an accomplishment. There were 4 hikers that have made it already this year. Because of the low snow year for California, many hikers could hike the Sierras in May!
While eating lunch at Soldier Creek and drinking Starbucks Via coffee I had a fun surprise. A small Boy Scout Troop came through and leader shouted, “You must be Rockin’, I have some gorp for you from Swami.” Yaaaaaay. It was homemade from a trail angel Swami was passing back to me. Well that made my day.
I am camped at a large camping area at Stover Spring that has A LOT of birds. A couple have been trying to peek in my tent as I am typing this on my iPhone. Tomorrow I am resupplying at Drakesbad in Lassen National Park. They have services for PCT hikers (shower, laundry, and food). I read that to stay at the ranch, reservations need to be made a year in advance. I can’t wait.