Mile 2000.9 to 2007.8 for 6.9 miles (a “nearo”) with an elevation gain of 1856 feet and loss of 214 feet. Hiking at 1:50pm and into camp at 5:20pm. We camped at a tent site 3.3 miles south of the junction to Wasco Lake and just north of Three Fingered Jack. Elevation of our tent site was 6433 feet. Our goal was to get to Rockpile Lake about 14 miles, but Jerry “hit the wall” and just couldn’t go any further. We dry camped with the water we had in our bottles so ate one of our lunches for dinner. During the morning we did laundry at the local laundromat, had nice pastries for breakfast and walked 1.5 miles round trip to the post office to mail excess food home since we are making better time than anticipated. I had breakfast at the gluten free/vegan bakery and enjoyed a green smoothie, kombucha, and two pastries. Jerry ate at the gluten full bakery and had 2 donuts, a twist and a ham and egg sandwich. Somehow he lost his debit card so had to cancel it. A very nice man paid for his breakfast when at the register he could not find his debit card. So strange because he had just paid for my breakfast with his card then left and went to the other bakery. We took care of some other business then packed up. Since I had to wait till noon to make a phone call we had lunch then went to Hike-N-Peaks a local hiking shop to get a ride back to the trail. Trail angel Annie picked us up within 20 minutes. As PCT hikers we were given free beer before we left and this may have contributed to Jerry’s lethargy since he already drank two beers at lunch. We had great views of Three Fingered Jack which brought back memories from 1990 when I climbed it. We had our first great views of Mt. Jefferson as well. Skies were clear of smoke today and there was a very cool breeze coming out of the north all day. Much of the trail was through old burns and it was full of ash which permeated everything. We ran into Princess, Tinkles, Cowboy, Squeeze, Jam, and Milkshake at the end of the day. Our plan for tomorrow is to do 24 miles to make up some of the 7 we were short today. This will help us with getting to Timberline 4 days from now. Lesson learned: better to take free beer at the end of a hike not prior to the hike!