Day 95: (4 miles)
We rouse at our leisure and are treated to a fantastic spread for breakfast. As we had intended to zero on the 4th, we pass the time engaged in conversation with Terry and his family that continues to roll in unfazed by hiker trash loitering on their family deck. As we have a few items to add to our food bags for the next section and feel a little like a nuisance hanging out, we decide to walk the 2 miles back to the Lakeshore Resort bar for supplies, lunch, world cup soccer and to find an errant sock that must have jumped ship before we exited the beach. We gorge on an entire pizza and have a few beers. We resist the urge to try the “house drink” which is called the “Tree Smacker”. After having watched the bartender prepare the monstrous alcoholic beverage, and observing the few patrons consuming the deadly tasty concoction, we decide to observe only. What we can tell you is that the drink is aptly named. We head back to Honker Pass and are treated to a rack of ribs. We prep our gear for departure back to the trail tomorrow morning. We had initially intended to leave early in the morning to beat the heat, but are talked into attending the Buck Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast around the corner from Honker Pass. With that said, we’ll probably have a better chance of getting a ride from there to the pass to rejoin the trail anyways.