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Day 50: New friends and trail magic

Day 50: New friends and trail magic

Start/end: zeroes.
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I sat around waiting for my friends Moonshine and Spinach to show up. While I was waiting Jackie and several other trail Angels showed up and set up shop. I was planning to leave at four and Jackie sucked me in to the vortex with promises of good food! It worked. :p.
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I did what I could to help with the setup. Secured the tents with cinder blocks and strung up the solar LEDs.
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By two my friends hadn’t shown up so I decided to walk to the pass proper to see if they were waiting around there for me. They weren’t, but presto! I had internet access and was able to find they were behind and were on their way.
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I used a one gallon bucket to wash my pits and underwear and socks… Not clean clean, but feel a lot better than I did.
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The water source here is kind of fun. Reeds growing out of the source like it is some extreme planter box and all the animals come for water. When I approached I frightened off lots of grouse and rabbits, and there is a constant stream of bees and yellow jackets soaking in the life giving waters. I loaded 8 liters. NOT FUN to carry. :p

Meadow Ed:

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The one, the only, Jackie!

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My trail motto:

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Reeds growing in water source, and the dripping source itself:

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You want a beer?

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Charlie Hough
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