After some quick calculations this morning, I realized it would be possible to make it to a famed burger joint, the Paradise Cafe, just in time for dinner. It took a 25-mile day through the desert, including 2 miles off-trail, but I just arrived along with another hiker, Adam, who has been keeping pace the last couple days. A root beer float tastes awesome after 25 miles in the sun, and the burger is ordered!
It looks like the next couple days will be spent at higher elevation, so maybe I’ll get a change of scenery. And maybe I’ll at last get out of the wind; it was really whipping all day today. Anyway, 150 miles down!