Awesome topic here, enjoyed reading all the responses!  For me, I always try to have some ice cold beers (Coors Banquet) waiting for me in my truck, along with some comfortable chairs for me and my hiking buddies.  I cherish this time to talk about the trail....what went as planned, what we failed on miserably (this is the most fun topic), and what we want out of our next trip.  This is also a good opportunity to spark conversation with strangers at the trail head!

Also, definitely can relate to finding the closest local restaurant around.  A classic breakfast scramble with a side of biscuits and gravy always eases the trail pains away.

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