Hilarity at Hikertown

Day 51 was miserably hot, but despite the heat we were able to make it 28 miles – our longest day yet! By 9pm we arrived at Hiker Town, an interesting “hiker hostel” in the flat desert outside Landcaster.  Lots of people were working and rustling about the place even though it was a Friday night. It looked like the set of an old Western movie… a stretch of low buildings including a Saloon, Post Office, Sheriff’s Office… In fact it is technically a movie set, not a hostel. We met Richard, the millionaire movie producer who bought the property to store his vintage Rolls Royces, who pounded us with questions about Trail Angels and our former jobs. We also saw fellow thru-hikers Indi & Burning Daylight.  A chubby worker was stumbling around with a beer in his hand telling us repeatedly about the hiker tub he was crafting whose water flowed from a Rolls Royce emblem. It was an intreguiging place but we weren’t in the mood to explore. We were eager to head to bed for a few hours kip before our dreaded aquaduct walk tomorrow. After a few failed attempts at figuring out where we could settle down for the night we ended up in the Honeymoon suite, which was very nice, though it was a bit unnerving to see a pile of someone else’s clothes on a chair in a room and since the sheets were dirty they were just thrown on the floor. Oh well, even at night it was hot enough that we didn’t need them.

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I like being out in the sunshine, dancing, baking, exploring abandoned houses, dark chocolate, traveling, being green, thrift store shopping, backpacking, gardening, reading memoirs, hammocks and fantastic friends.

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