April 19, 2019
Today ~ 0 Kilometres
Cumulative ~ 170.3 Kilometres
Weather ~ Sunny 29ºC
Being lazy! More showers 🥰
A “Zero Day” is a day when you don’t rack up any trail miles and generally do nothing either in town or camp. I decided to stay in Warner Springs and be a lazy bum while debating my options regarding what to do next.
Thank you for all the responses, texts and calls to yesterday’s post. I am doing great just conflicted a bit and I’ll sort it all out. Feeling lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life 💕
I chatted with my Mom and my Son today. It made me very happy to hear their voices.
I decided I’m going to press on to Idyllwild and see how I feel then. I’ve been planning and dreaming about the PCT for a while and I don’t want to just go home and have regrets down the road. If you don’t give things in life a good try, how do you really know?
Idyllwild is 42.4 miles / 68.2 km away from here. At my current pace, it’ll take me 4 days to get there. There are no towns in between so I’ll have the next 4 days on my own to know one way or the other if this is what I want to be doing.
I’m also starting to believe I have to MUCH time to do nothing but think. I’d listen to tunes, but then I won’t hear the rattlesnakes. It’s strange being all by yourself in the wilderness. It becomes very apparent what’s important, what’s not, what your priorities are and where your heart is.
I went back to the post office and mailed my old bag back to Bryan and picked up a few things in the gas station store. I also walked down to the resource centre looking for a few items for my resupply. There’s a gentleman with a trailer full of supplies by the resource centre. I got some spiffy insoles for my boots. Great business he has going!!
It was a nice little stroll there going by the golf course and the horses. Nice to see a fence between me and horses 😂 No cows giving me the creepy eyes today. I truly have no clue what I’m going to do when I see a bear or a cougar. Mess my pants big time probably. Or faint.
I went back to the Golf Grill and had more chips, salsa and guacamole. So very yummy! And of course I had another glass of Sauvignon Blanc!
I’m heading back to my cabin to relax and read and get mind ready to hit the trail! I’ll be heading out in the morning. It’ll be nice to be moving along again.
Happy Easter 🐣
Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to all 7 continents and 93 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!