Sunday, April 1, 2018 8:20 pm
Location: CA 74 / Paradise Valley Cafe (151.8 miles)

I had a mostly restful sleep, once my sinuses actually cleared out around midnight. I suspect I was likely dehydrated, and it was only by then that my rehydration efforts kicked in to allow my sinuses to clear out.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 8:59 pm
Location: Tule Spring (137 miles)

The morning started off with some good news: I found my headlamp. Turns out it was lying on my pack outside my tent. It must have fallen out of the pocket I keep it in when I put the pack there, and I just couldn’t see it because it was too dark.

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Friday, March 30, 2018 10:12 pm
Location: Campsite 124.9 (124.9 miles)

After one of the most restful nights I’ve had on the trail (owing in no small part to tenting under a tree on grass with nice weather), I wound up getting a later start than anticipated, had a very tiring hike, didn’t meet my distance goal for the day, and had all sorts of annoying things go wrong.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Location: Warner Springs Community Center (109.5 miles)

Today was an unexpectedly lazy day for me, starting with the short half-mile walk to the Warner Springs Community Center, which seems a quite popular destination for hikers. Most of the hikers I’ve met in the last week have wound up here today.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Location: Warner Springs Beach (109 miles)

Yesterday was a bleak landscape of cactus, rocks, and dirt. Today was anything but. As I said the other day: turn the corner, and you’re in a completely different painting.

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