CDT Day 106 (MT – Augusta)

Alluring Augusta


“That house was, as Bilbo had long ago reported, ‘a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear, and sadness.” – J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

Zero days along the trail, regardless of where one is, typical involve a good amount of rest and relaxation. That’s my experience anyways. I suppose some folks may find more adventurous things to do when they take days off the CDT, but that’s not what today was. We did all the things I’d say are typical…

Breakfast out together with some other hikers: V, Cruze Control, Karaoke, and Fix It all joined the three of us. We actually just walked to the other side of our hotel and breakfasted in the attached restaurant. Quite tasty!

Also got our resupply done at the small general store. I got food for 6.5 days (6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners, and snacks for 6.5 days). Then, it was back to the hotel room to organize, take off all the unnecessary cardboard, add stuff into Ziplocs, and pack it all.

I wasn’t really feeling up for going out for dinner, so while the others hit the town again, I relaxed in the room and continued getting my stuff together. When Cheer came back, we finally enjoyed some Ben And Jerry’s ice cream.

On the PCT, Ben and Jerry’s was a town staple for us and Calzone, but on this trail it has either been tough to find or I get too full from other food. I may have lost a bet to Cheer earlier on trsilt related to who sings the song “I’m like a Bird,” (Nelly Furtado) and so I also technically “owed” her a pint. It was so good! And very nutritious I’m sure.

Apart from all that stuff, we did lots of stuff on our phones. Made some calls back home. Made some arrangements for our soonly expected reaching of the border. And in general just prepared for getting back on trail again. Wonderful stay in town.

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