[Sept 20] Done! It’s been an epic adventure. Post backlog will catch up over the next week or two.
Since I was expecting a relatively short day, I took my time getting up. The cloud that parked itself on top of the mountain had not moved all night, but it still felt vaguely ominous, and the clouds on the mountains across the valley had not budged either, so once I got going, I wanted to get into Hikertown sooner, rather than later.
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The wind overnight sounded like it was blowing pretty hard, but thanks to my campsite selection, there wasn’t much in the way of wind blowing against my tent. It was still a little cold, though, and I wound up sleeping in until almost 7:30.
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The morning at Casa de Luna started out with another great treat: pancakes for breakfast. (And also, coffee, for those who drink it.)
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With Casa de Luna only 12.3 trail miles away (and another two miles of roadwalk), I wanted to get going relatively early so I could spend more time relaxing. I managed to get up early enough to get going shortly after 7.
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The first shuttle of the day into town was at 7. In theory, if I was efficient about it, I could have packed everything up before then, gone into town for breakfast, and then hiked out from there no later than 8:30. I might have actually been ready by then, except I saw Hulkspiration while I was packing, and then spent a good half hour talking with him instead of finishing.
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