June 5-6: lone Pine is a small town in the eastern Sierras, famous for being the setting for most of the westerns filmed from the 20's through the 60's. All the restaurants in town have glossies of John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and Clint Eastwood. I stayed in a hotel that has been built specifically to house film crews. But hey, I could've stayed in a hotel built to house space aliens, so long as I had a shower, a toilet, and a bed. Cause that's what I rotated between for the next 24 or so hours. So good to sleep for 14 hours!
When I finally ventured outside, I ran into Beer Goddess, One of Us, and Purple Princess. We ate in restaurants together, used the Internet at the library, went to the laundromat - all he hiker in town things you gotta do. And when the weather report called for storms on the mountains, decided together to stay one more day on Lone Pine.
For an unexpected stop along the way, Lone Pine ended up being very good to me!
And look- I ran into Mama Goose