Mountain Valley Retreat, Ranchita, CA
Ahhh. Our first zero day where we didn't hike a single mile. We walked into the Mountain Valley Retreat yesterday afternoon tired, dirty (VERY), and sore. Now, only 24 hours later, we are rested, clean, and feel ready to hike 100 more miles. It's amazing what a good meal, laundry, showers, massage, and a yoga class can do for you. This is the first year the Mountain Valley Retreat is catering towards thru-hikers. They offer a $100 package that includes a place to pitch your tent, shower, laundry, 3 meals, massage, and a yoga class. Tim was a bit out of his element, but he really enjoyed his first ever massage and said the yoga class felt good on his sore muscles.
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Tonight dinner was served at 5:30 (pasta with mixed pepper red sauce & fresh salad) followed by a hot tub, followed by a refreshing shower. What a wonderful end to a wonderful day. Tomorrow we wake to breakfast and get to hit the trail again. We are so ready!