At this point along the trail we had to chose between going into Tehachapi or Mojave for our resupply. I am so glad that we went to Tehachapi!

Some hikers thought the town was too “spread out.” I thought of it as being larger with more options. There were two Best Westerns next to each other. One was small and motel like, with the pool exposed facing the street. The other was a Best Western Plus, and was larger and looked a lot more expensive. The smaller one was full of our hiker trash buddies. We felt like taking it easy and having some personal space, so we went into the larger one for a price quote. Imagine our surprise when the woman at the desk told us that both hotels had the same owner, and for PCT hikers they were the same price!!! “It’s a government trail, so you get the government rate of $90.” It was the nicest, cleanest hotel I think I have ever stayed in. It was almost cozier than our honeymoon suite in Kauai! We took a full zero day soaking up the warm sun out by the swimming pool, and going out to a pizza dinner with our hiker family. It was wonderful!

When we were ready to go back to the trail, a trail angel named Tortoise picked us up at the hotel and took us back to the trail.





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