I am spoiled rotten. Cross Cut, Recycle, and I had the good fortune to enjoy the very generous hospitality of Nathan, Mona, and Bruce in Mount Shasta City. We thankfully showered, did laundry, resupplied, ran errands, lavished in a soft cozy bed, and enjoyed healthy delicious homemade meals. But more importantly, the family opened and shared their hearts and home to 3 dirty PCT hikers. The appreciation of the small things in life, nature, family, and community is ever-present in their lifestyle.
Bruce even gave us a tour of the Shasta area that included a trip to the headwaters of the Sacramento River and the base of Mount Shasta. He is a wealth of information and has great enthusiasm for the land and its people.
In the evening we gathered at the Dunsmuir Brewery and Works in downtown Dunsmuir. The fish tacos were delicious and I highly recommend the restaurant.
I do have to admit I felt uncomfortable at first accepting in home Trail Angeling. Dan and I have always acted as the angels. Boy am I glad I let go and was open. Not only am I rested, energized, and clean, I have also been blessed by getting to know this very special family.