Day 5 was a true Zero (as opposed to our Nero or Near Zero Day yesterday).
We called Suches again and he gave us a ride into Dahlonega. First, we stopped by a different outfitter to look at shoes for Life Alert, but that was a bust. Then, we stopped by the jerky store because I was really wanting to go. After buying some jerky, we headed over to Walmart to resupply. Also, the night before, we decided to test Weeds! He has been a head chef for years in NOLA, so we were going to let him cook for us. We decided on steak and macaroni and cheese.
Once we got back from Walmart, we needed to go pick up our mail drops from Mountain Crossings. On our way out, we passed some friends from the trail – Noah, Racha, Ohm, Kenji, and Rob. Rob came over later and had a couple beers with us. Racha and Ohm came over and used our shower. Kenji hung out while Racha and Ohm showered! We didn’t get a chance to see Noah after that.
Also, while at Mountain Crossings, I got to meet Darwin! He is a YouTuber. He has completed the AT and he was just getting off the trail finishing the Pinhoti which is his training trail for the PCT in one month! I got a picture with him, and will post it as soon as I get it. I couldn’t believe I got to meet him! I watch all his videos!
That night, Weeds cooked a delicious dinner for us where I officially renamed him Michelin!
Tomorrow, we would be hitting the trail again!
Thanks for joining me on Expedition Elizabeth!