Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day 39 - Golden Boy Comes Through Big Time

June 3, 2012
Day 39
Miles: 22
Total Miles: 631

Joshua Tree Forest
I woke up at 6:30 again and, as usual, I was the last one to leave camp!  I hiked down from mile 609 to 616 out of the trees and into the desert again.  At the road at mile 616, Glitter Boy was there once again with his rental car and several coolers full of soda and gatorade!  He also had large muffins and cinnamon rolls in his trunk - truly a treat!  These processed sugary foods powered me through the hot miles that followed.  It's incredible what a couple of sugary muffins will do for energy.  These are the kind of muffins that all health experts urge us to avoid - the large over-sized chocolate or blueberry ones pre-packaged at the grocery store. But when you're burning thousands of calories a day hiking through the desert, it's just what the body needs

At mile 631, Glitter Boy brought five pizzas to greet hikers.  I arrived just in time to snag a couple pieces.  His new trail name - GOLDEN BOY.  (He was upgraded due to the awesome trail magic of pizza on the trail!)

What a fantastic sunset tonight combined with a full moon.  you look east and saw a full moon rising over the desert.  Looking west the sun was setting in the hills.  I cowboy camped near the road with Bronco, Yankee Son & Hallmark, Wade, Glitter Boy, Macho Taco and Stacie.

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Hiker Trash enjoying Golden Boy's Offerings


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PCT Northern Terminus

PCT Northern Terminus
On September 30, 2012 I reached the Northern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Thanks to everybody who supported and followed my journey. It was a life-changing experience!