Miles hiked: 18.3
The first part of today’s hike was ugly. There was lots of litter, junk, bullet holes in signs, and generally evidence of the virus known as “people” everywhere.
|signs of a virus known as 'people'|
|Mesa Wind Farm|
After lunch we raced up a 1000 feet in elevation just to drop that same elevation on the other side of the hill. All told, we probably climbed about 4000 feet of elevation, but only gained 1800 feet total.
I set up my tent on the “suburbs” away from the tent city where there are at least 15-20 people camped. I did commute into the city to eat my dinner with Shank, Pocket Knife, Who’s Your Daddy, Anja, and Opera.
I also wonder how many ants died today. They were all over the trail for at least ten miles. Dozen of hikers walked through there today. Human on ant violence must end!
|Left to right: Shank and Pocket Knife|
I’m laying in my tent right now listening to frogs. Frog sounds make me happy. I’ve been on trail for two weeks now. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. For now sleep beckons, it is 8pm.