It is amazing what a bath, delicious non-hiker food, and sleeping on a mattress with extra pillows does to restore a bit of sanity. Combine that with not having to worry about running out of water, or food, or storms, or bugs, and this zero is pretty much a slice of heaven.
Jeremiah & OWL decided to get up at 6:15 to be on the trail by 7…I decided to get up a little earlier to take my time. Got up around 5:50 and puttered around. I like waking up slowly. Ate a Little Debbie cherry pie – thanks to Wildcat back in Maryville for that tip. They have about 450 calories – perfect for breakfast when combined with my protein powder drink.