8.1 miles (13km)
Bushcamp (328.1) to Nitas Toaster House in Pie Town(336.2)
“I thought we were all leaving at 6”, Crunchmaster said.
It was 5.45am. I was still in bed. The sun was trying its best to lighten the sky. I slowly made a move out of my tent as Crunchmaster set off. We were heading to Pie Town. Food. We were literally wasting away and starving hungry.
I was last to leave camp at 6.15am. I saw a nice sunrise as I hiked to Pie Town. Yet another road walk.
I arrived at Pie Town to a reunion of sorts. Hikers everywhere. Most I knew, some I met for the first time. I went to the well known hiker and biker haven called Nitas Toaster House.
There’s not much in Pie Town. We went to the post office to pick up the food we sent to ourselves. Then to the Pie Town Cafe for breakfast. I hadn’t showered in about 9 days, nor had I washed my clothes. It was time to leave breakfast to clean up.
I showered and weighed myself. I’ve lost a total of 15 pounds (7kg) in the last 9 days. I was shocked. I was hungry and fatigued but I didn’t think I could lose weight that quick. I washed my clothes and we headed out to feed ourselves. Crunchmaster lost 5 pounds (2kg) and Spontaneous lost 10 pounds (5kg).
More food. Wifi. Then an impromptu hiker celebration at the Toaster House. It’s never seen this many hikers. Maybe 25 in total. We have quickly all become good friends.