I decided to look for a shady spot away from the thermal pools where I could sit, relax and eat lunch. When the others got out of the pool they joined me.
A hiker named Trail Pilgrim also stopped by to chat with us. He said he hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2015 and was attempting to hike the PCT now. He was currently taking time off, however, because of a knee injury.
He offered to share some of his beer with us, but I was the only one interested. When I saw he was sharing a Victory Golden Monkey, with an alcohol content of 9.5% ABV, I decided to carry it with me and drink it after reaching camp.