Daily Miles: 26
Total Miles: 1903
It was a really warm night last night and a bit chilly when we got up. Beardoh wasn’t feeling good, having been woken up by stomach cramps. He stayed in his hammock a few extra minutes before packing up.
He had to stop and rest several times in the first half hour of walking because he felt so bad. He decided to take the last anti-nausea pill he had from his doctor visit in Shasta. It took about a half hour for the pill to kick in and then he started to feel better…just really exhausted.
Six miles into the day, we left the official PCT and took an official alternate along the Oregon Skyline Trail for the rest of the day. The alternate was helpful because it will bring us closer to the Shelter Cove Resort where we were all getting resupply boxes.
According to our guide book, the camp store was scheduled to close at 7:00pm, so we were aiming to get there by 6:30 or so. Since we had a lot of miles, we tried to limit our break time and walk at a faster pace. Luckily the trail was quite easy (but with a number of downed trees in the trail) but we were all feeling tired nonetheless. The trail was really nice and went past multiple small lakes and ponds.
We made it to Shelter Cove around 6:40, only to discover that our guidebook had outdated info and that the store closed at 6:00. They were kind enough to get our resupply boxes, but we weren’t able to get any tasty food for dinner. We were pretty bummed, but eventually got over it and headed to the hiker campsite to set up for the night.
We all wanted to take showers and do laundry here, since it has been about a week for us. Sadly, we didn’t think about getting quarters from the store clerk, so we will have to wait until they open tomorrow morning. That means no early start tomorrow, but it should be ok. It will certainly feel nice to get cleaned and fresh again.