Day 6 – Mother’s Mercy

Barrel Springs to Warner Springs

Mile 101.1 – Mile 109.5

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Just strolling north

Today the trail relaxed into a smooth path through rolling hills and grassland. Lucky for me and my tired body, circumstances have conspired to ease my way. I only had to make about 8.5 miles to Warner Springs and an enforced timeout to await  my  next resupply box when the post office opens tomorrow at 8am

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Angel extraordinaire aka Mom

I know the first bestest angel,  trail or otherwise, had something to do with it.  My mom is the support crew at home sending boxes and I think she knew her boy needed a break today. Thanks Momma, Happy Mother’s Day, I love you!

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A PCT bloom for all the mothers

Here’s to the mothers in my life! I think we can all agree we would not be without them. I raise my EmergenC infused water bottle to you. Salud!

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Hi Mom!

The difference in the trail today helped distract me from my stubborn foot pain. I encountered yet another touchstone of the PCT, Eagle  Rock. It does not take much imagination to see it.

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Bovine oblivion
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The whole PCT is exactly like this, honest.

After navigating my way through a herd of cows, the way descended into an idyllic, shaded watercourse into finally depositing me in Warner Springs.

The community center, here, staffed by volunteers, becomes a haven for hikers this time of year. I had a bucket shower, did bucket laundry, and took advantage of their free wifi. It’s pretty great hear music and spend an afternoon lounging about.

Note- Yesterday’s post was delayed due to a lack of connectivity as I am sure future ones will be too.

 

8 Replies to “Day 6 – Mother’s Mercy”

  1. Hello UnJohn, This is Easton. I am wondering if you saw any eagles near Eagle Rock? Maybe they will protect you from rattlesnakes!

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    1. Hey Easton, no eagles near Eagle Rock just a bunch of cows. Not sure how much help they would be but I did think about trying to ride one.

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  2. This is Anne. I wish you GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!! (mom says ‘good skill’!)
    Please sing a song on the trail today and tell me what the song was.

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    1. Hi ya Annie, I already have my song for today sent by Uncle Dave. It’s ‘Heart of Gold’ by Neil Young. Check it out.

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  3. Thanks for the call yesterday evening. It made my Mother’s Day and the best to hear your voice and know that you are OK. I must admit I was a little worried when you didn’t post on May 12 being that WIFI was not available. I’ll remember that when you don’t post another day. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and I love you very much. Momma

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    1. Thanks Morgan, I agree. I think I’ll cool my jets in Idyllwild tomorrow. Cool town and I got here 2 days early. I have a loose schedule full of unknowns the biggest of which is Sierra snow starting around mile 700.

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