We enjoyed a leisurely morning at the resort. Even though we were extremely low on food, the other guests at the resort generously fed us with their left over tofu and vegetables.
I didn't take pictures of the actual hot springs due to the abundance of bodies in birthday suits, but here are some snapshots of the grounds.
The warmest spring was pumped into this geodesic dome where there was a circular bath with a sandy bottom. Behind it was a swimming pool that was several degrees cooler and a sauna.
The coed shower house was located in this building.
Dale and her friend picked us up around 1 pm and we headed back to Sierra City to collect our resupply packages.
There were 50+ boxes stacked in a pile in the back of the store so it took some time to sift through them, but I felt richly rewarded once I found the one with my name on it.
My dad's cousin, Denny, sent me a box full of edible goodness and included some most excellent items in the package.
Thank you Denny!!!
I shared a large tub of ice cream with some friends and then caught a ride back to the trail with a local firefighter.
the sky was hazy with the smoke of a nearby forest fire but he assured me that it was well away from the trail and not a threat to those hiking. Pffew!
I hiked a couple of miles up the trail, completing the first half of a 2,400 foot vertical climb that Denny had warned me about and found a nice flat spot to camp for the night.
I could smell the nearby forest fire and hoped for the best.