PCT Day 134 – Friday August 25
Zero Day in Bend
I had a wonderful zero day in Bend today, staying with my dear friends Jill (Bright) and Robert (Story). I got to sleep in a real bed, take a real shower, work on my blog, and enjoy time with friends – both new and old. Also I received my new food bag in the mail (yay!) *and* I got a sweet goodie box from fellow Bend resident and longtime friend Christy who was out of town on vacation during my visit. Thanks Christy!
Like any zero, a good portion of the day was spent running errands. Today wins the prize for “most fun running errands on a zero day so far”. Jill graciously drove me around while I completed my errands but we had a lot of fun doing it too. We had a lovely lunch together and Jill sneakily took pictures of me while I conducted my errands. So now, for the first time, you get to see Unicorn in action running errands!
In the evening we had a potluck dinner on the patio with Jill, Robert, and Robert’s son Thomas, as well as the neighbors from the cottage in the back yard: Melissa and Brett. It was one of the nicest, most relaxing evenings I’ve had in a while. Yay for friends!
I’m looking forward to coming back to Bend when the fire closures in Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt Jefferson Wilderness are open again and I can finally hike those sections.
For more on my experience hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, visit my Pacific Crest Trail 2017 page: