Finally, a day off! It had been over a month since our last full zero day, so the day off in Ashland was an absolute treat. We lounged in the morning with baked goods from a bakery, did laundry and visited a Thai restaurant for lunch, lounged some more and headed out for drinks in the evening with hikers we had walked with in recent days. Beers were emptied as we sat and chatted in the cool evening breeze at a local brewery, but the trail routine comes a knocking, and by 10pm we were on the edge of sleep.