Total miles: 150
Yesterday I spent my day organizing my stuff and running errands in the morning after David left and getting to my hostel bunk. Which I had the while right side to my self. YAY!!
A man came up. He goes by sweetheart as his trail name and he is from Germany. We talked for a while, shared a couple beers then parted to do dinner, I wasn’t looking to spend extra money and go to a restaurant.
While making my dinner in the hiker hostel a woman came in who goes by the trail name Ears, she is from Australia. I had seen her a few times but never knew her. We talked for close to an hour and shared each others stories. It really was a heart felt talk and I was so proud of her and her story. The trail has helped heal her soul (she was out here last year). ❤️
Then to my lovely surprise… In walked “Scheffie” I spelled it wrong in an earlier post. It was a blast to see him. We hugged and shared some beers together with some other hikers he introduced me to.
It all really took off the glum feeling I had once David left.
Cotton told David and I in the car… You have “tramilies” out here. Your trail families. They may last a week, a couple months, or maybe just an hour, but you bond and become family immediately and he said the trail has a unique way of sometimes rebounding you with a person later on the trail.
The first part is so true… Already. 11 days in. Cotton, I agree and I only hope the second part holds true too.
Today I started out with Scheffie then hiked a while and came upon three people from Wisconsin that I have ran into a couple times. All fresh out of college like me. We hiked for a while together and I decided to camp with them tonight instead of pushing on. We ended up eating dinner at a picnic table that had a gorgeous view.
Felt little sad in the evening because David wasn’t here. That’s when it really hit me. But I am so glad to be around these people today.. They made it all better.
Ozzy got quite a few compliments today as well. 😁
He is handsome.. I know. 😉
Goodnight to all.
Iz and Oz