The past few days have been slow and brutally hot. My new friend Sierra (Trench-foot) is walking on hamburger feet due to a bad shoe choice. I took it very slow with her from Scissors Crossing to the water cache 14 miles later to reunite her with her friends.
It was delightful walking slowly with her, taking pictures and enjoying the desert but I was disappointed to fall behind.
I hiked on after catching up and managed 16 miles this morning putting me back amongst familiar faces. I will be camping here in Warner Springs tonight, enjoying some real food, a bucket shower and the opportunity to hand wash some clothes. I am 110 miles in, officially finished with section A and my feet are starting to feel it. I bought a $3 pair of flip flops and it is the best purchase I have ever made. My feet are enjoying the chance to breathe. I am looking forward to an afternoon of relaxation before crushing some more miles tomorrow. 42 more miles of desert and then I get what I have been promised will be the best burger of my life. Real fresh food is quickly becoming my biggest motivator.