Bushcamp (333.9) to Uncle Johnys Hostel-Erwin (342.6)
There were periods of very heavy rain overnight but it was clear blue sky when I woke. I was on trail hiking early. Many fallen trees greeted me. Some needed a difficult, steep traverse to get around.
It was less than 9 miles to town and the mostly flat trail flew by. My injured left calf was still sore but manageable. I think the short day today then rest for the afternoon should be sufficient.
I arrived at the hostel right next to the trail with enough time to shower before visiting the all you can eat salad and pizza place. The large plate of salad was just what I needed and pizza filled me up with calories.
Back at the hostel a couple of bright sparks had the idea to head to the local Mexican restaurant for a meal and to drink Margaritas. It was Cinco de Mayo after all. A day that is celebrated more in USA than in Mexico. Half the town had the same idea and the restaurant was packed. I need to go hiking or I might put in some weight real quick.