Day 102 - Wild Bird Cache

I slept well last night.  

After a leisurely morning at Lois and Bill's, I headed back to the trail with clothes, shoes, and sleeping bag cleaner than they've been all trip.

It was such a treat to be in their presence.

Thank you Lois and Bill!!! 

Thank you Lois and Bill!!! 

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It was easy hiking to the fish hatchery, located 4 miles down the trail.

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Lunch time! 

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There were MILLIONS of trout in various stages of development. 

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There were some albinos big enough to feed a small village. 

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Just up the trail was Crystal Lake, the namesake for the hatchery.

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Pelicans strategizing how they're going to get inside the hatchery. 

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I soon came across another curious sight. 

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The most glorious trail oasis I've ever seen. 

A Trailside pantry full of food?!
A Trailside pantry full of food?!

Here's the full tour of what we found at this thoughtfully and creatively prepared form of massive trail magic.

And down the trail I went, cold soda slowly entering my bloodstream. 

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I reached Burney Falls State Park and crossed a bridge over the dry creek bed that feeds the falls. 

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Not far from here, water is said to seep from the earth and then fly down the falls. 

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<3 Will