Day 80 (20180618): 1487.5-1501.3 Heading to Mt Shasta

Today I would be heading to Mt Shasta, this required me to hike an easy 14 miles to I-5.

Again I woke early and had to go dig a cat hole. I hope this is not a new schedule my body has decided on. I went back in my sleeping bag but could not fall asleep. I relaxed for a bit so I would not start hiking before 0600.

The day started with a bit of uphill before a flat section. Following this was a long downhill section to get down to I-5.

Morning selfie with Mount Shasta

Morning selfie with Mount Shasta

Again I was mostly hiking in forest with the occasional open expansive view.

Before the interstate there was a bit of road walking. I settled down at the interstate to wait for my ride. I did not have to wait long as Tony arrived around 10.

Nice view of a rock formation in the middle of forest

Nice view of a rock formation in the middle of forest

On the way to Mt Shasta we talked about lodging and Travel Inn that I had chosen is the one he would recommend for hikers as well.

When we arrived in Mt Shasta he showed me around town before dropping me off near a bakery on my request.

I bought a few snacks at the bakery before heading towards the Seven Suns for lunch. On the way I went to the Travel Inn to pay and luckily my room was already ready. So I checked in, unpacked a bit and took a shower.

It was easy to get good views of Mount Shasta from Mt Shasta city

It was easy to get good views of Mount Shasta from Mt Shasta city

After this I proceeded towards the Seven Suns and was joined by another thru hiker who was going back to the trail today. I had a really good sandwich and wished the other hiker good luck as he got picked up.

I went back to my room to get organized and prepare for laundry. I gathered all my dirty clothes and headed to the nearby laundry.

Once I had clean clothes I went to the grocery store to do my resupply. I am still in the process of deciding if I will go to Etna or not. Currently I am leaning towards going as I will not be visiting many towns in Oregon and Washington.

For dinner I got a pizza delivery and just relaxed in bed the rest of the evening.

Tomorrow will probably bring more town food and relaxation.

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