LUXURY IN MAMMOTH LAKES
PCT DAY 53: Rest Day # 5
Sunday June 5, 2016: Zero miles
I had to pinch myself when I woke up this morning. I thought I was dreaming that I was in a comfortable bed in a cozy warm room. Then I remembered last night. We were staying with Rick and Linda who very generously took us into their home. It was so warm and comfortable. Rick cooked us an amazing breakfast of buckwheat waffles with lashing of fresh blueberries. With cups of freshly brewed coffee and a fruit smoothie, we were in heaven. How will breakfast on the trail ever be the same?
After breakfast we drove into town to shop for food for our next 11 days on the trail. By the time we finished resupply shopping it was time for lunch. A sensational burger at a local restaurant followed by a chocolate milkshake put on some of the weight we lost in the Sierra mountains. We spent the afternoon doing a bit of sightseeing, repackaging food and catching up on this blog posts.
We are so happy we stopped in Mammoth Lakes. And it was nice to get a locals perspective on what it’s like to live in a mountain top town all year round. Certainly is a great place to live if you love the outdoors.
It is so nice to be a warm home with such generous hosts. Still feels like a dream. We are being totally spoilt. Trail life will hard to go back to.
Hammer & Corky, I’ve enjoyed following your trip. My wife Barbara and I live in Portland, OR. If you need some support when you get up here, either at Timberline Lodge or Cascade Locks, let us know. We live 5 blocks from REI. We may be on the PCT in Oregon when you get up here. If not we’re happy to support you.
Wow thank you so much for your kind offer Bob and Barbara. We look forward to reaching Portland, which I visited last year.
Congratulations on your Mammoth effort!
Thank you Clare
Lost for words, just amazing, love it all – Maree xo
p.s. don’t know if you have received news from home but we had weather disaster over the weekend, non-stop rain & wind up/down the coast, massive waves, Collaroy was one of the areas badly hit, roads closed, huge clean-up
Thank you Maree, and aplogies for the long absence without warning. Have had a chance to see the devastation around Narrabeen and Collaroy. Looks unimaginable