Cowboy camping is great, as long as it doesn’t rain…which it did overnight! Because of this we headed off the ridge pretty early. Today we were heading to Hiker Heaven for a zero day, the first in a line of opportunities for days off before the Mojave desert. The trail cut through more prairie lands (reminiscent of old westerns) and through the Vasquez Rocks, known for scenes from Star Trek, Westworld and more.

Hiker Heaven is a trail angel’s house in Agua Dulce; a tiny cowboy town. It was awesome, with a massive garden loaded with hiker tents, showers, dogs, horses, chickens, and with a nest of Great Horned Owls in the tree! It was a classic start to a break from the trail; food, food, and more food! Tomorrow’s Zero was going to be so so chill.