Elevation gain approximately 3K. Day was slightly cooler. Left Mary’s Place at 6:15 am. Hiked to the highway 74 and got a ride to the cafe from 2 rock climbers from Colorado. Had a very good breakfast at the Paradise Valley Cafe. Afterwards hiked another 12 miles uphill to the Cedar CreekSpring Junction, in addition to the 1.2 miles back to the PCT from the cafe. Kathy kept catching other climbers early on which provided some enjoyment since she passed them and they were 20-40 years her junior and male.