Day 89 - Sierra City

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. 

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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.

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The coed shower house was located in this building.

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Dale and her friend picked us up around 1 pm and we headed back to Sierra City to collect our resupply packages. 

Thanks Ladies!!! 

Thanks Ladies!!! 

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.

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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! 

A hazy shade of summer in Sierra City. 

A hazy shade of summer in Sierra City. 

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. 

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<3 Will