I had a chance to chat with some of my fellow hikers on the huge deck outside the General Store. The previous day on the trail, I had met this guy from Switzerland, who came here just to hike the PCT. He ended up joining my mom and me for dinner Friday night, while we were at Kitchen Creek. It's amazing how many calories the hikers have to consume when they're walking 15 or 20 or even 30 miles a day. My mom made spagetthi, and let's just say we didn't have to worry about having any leftovers afterward. But I think he was especially amazed when we opened up the freezer in the camper and pulled out the chocolate chocolate chip ice cream and Cool Whip to go with the pound cake for desert. Hiker heaven!