Resupplying in Warner Springs (Getting much needed water from the hose.)
An enjoyable day for the most part. I had a very smooth and relaxing resupply in Warner Springs. It felt a bit strange to have no other hikers around. Town stops usually involve some hangin' out with hiking friends, but obviously everyone had passed through here long ago. I debated whether or not to stop by the actual springs for a soak, but it was too pricey so I decided to carry on.
Most aggravating part of the day was trying to return to the trail. I could not, for the life of me, find where the southbound trail started on the south side of the road. I walked back and forth numerous times, trespassing, cursing, wasting almost an hour wandering around. Finally, I found the trail, resuming under the bridge. Late in the afternoon, strong winds picked up once again. As evening approached, I realized that I was going to have to find a campsite with some shelter, just to escape the wind. Eagle rock provided just the escape I needed. Actually I camped behind a rock outcropping just a hundred feet away or so, and spent the night cowboy camped under the stars.