My body healed well overnight and my spirits were up. By noon I had completed the 13-14 mile downward stroll to the road crossing near Julian, CA.
The valley smelled sweetly, I think it was the large bushes and not the hikers I was fast approaching
We reached the road at about the same time and I shared some techniques on hitching as this was their first time.
Moments later our chariot arrived. Irene graciously welcomed us into her van and offered us cold cans of Pesi and watermelon. What an angel!!!
She shared stories from the hiking season and communicated a loving care she feels for us hikers.
Julian was a bustling little tourist town and one of the local eateries gave us free pie, ice cream and a drink. Thank you Mom's!
And the pie was spectacular.
Julian looked like the set of an old western movie and this guy provided the soundtrack.
I hitched a ride back to the PCT with Pattern Seeker and Tarzan.
Tarzan is sponsored by Moon Pies, no kidding!
I trekked on a couple of miles up the mountain and found a beautiful little spot tucked away in a fold of the mountain, where the moon and Orion watched over me as I slept.
80 miles hiked!