I arrive here hoping to get to town so I can eat a meal in the local diner, of which there are 2. Since 1 closed in 30 minutes, I said I will be right back. They asked if I wanted a shower and I said sure, but I want a grilled cheese more. Nita said she would make it for me so go take a shower. While I was cleaning 2 weeks of dirt and sunscreen off, don made green chili and autumn buttered bread. Shortly after I emerged, I had my fill of grilled cheese with green chili. Plus my clothes were in the wash.
So, there in a very short nutshell is what trail angels do.
On the PCT, the janetor drank from a puddle:
Krispie scouted out some water near Pyramid Creek: “Janetor, bring your ladle — there’s a puddle here, but hurry up, it’s evaporating quickly!” I managed to ladle 1 1/2 qts. This water smelled like a mixture of algae & dog shit. We added iodine to get rid of the taste. we were also worried we had just ladled hikers piss, or worse. it was really disgusting, but we were desperate.
And I still wish I were out there with them…