Day 39: Cow Water is the Best!

April 10, 2021 523.5 I woke up around 4:00am having to pee something awful, which was doubly-terrible because it was absolutely freezing outside. Ugh! Back in my tent, I had some trouble getting my water heated for coffee. Because it was so cold, the steam made it look like the water was near boiling, butContinue reading “Day 39: Cow Water is the Best!”

Day 37: A Very Good Day

April 8, 2021 492.2 I slept really well last night. Rather than assume I’d be warm enough, I put on my thermal leggings and fleece and cinched the toe box on my quilt, then left my vestibule door half open to help with any possible condensation since we’re camped kind of low and right nextContinue reading “Day 37: A Very Good Day”

Day 34: A Much Needed Zero Day

April 5, 2021 Zero I woke up fairly early from unsettling dreams and couldn’t get back to sleep. We walked across town to the Early Bird Café for breakfast. The portions were huge and everything was delicious, and hikers both strange and familiar came trickling in during our time there. The Trio arrived shortly afterContinue reading “Day 34: A Much Needed Zero Day”

Day 33: Pine, AZ

April 4, 2021 Mile 460.5 I slept like the dead and woke up around 5:00am, much later than usual. I guess I was feeling rushed to be ready to hike because I spilled coffee all over the inside of my tent. If it was just coffee it’s wouldn’t have been that bad, but my coffeeContinue reading “Day 33: Pine, AZ”

Day 30: The Not-so-Good Day

April 1, 2021 Mile: 406.4 I was up at 4:15am. One of the lines on my tent broke. Not sure how. Maybe it got chewed by a critter? I’ll have to fix it later. At least my tent didn’t fall down in the night. It’s just one corner so not detrimental, and I have myContinue reading “Day 30: The Not-so-Good Day”

Day 29: Almost Halfway!

March 31, 2021 Mile 387.3 The trail was mostly a dirt road walk today, at least for the first 10 miles. We didn’t even need to take a break until the water source at 376.2. We passed Bass in his tent a few miles out and then he passed us along the trail a fewContinue reading “Day 29: Almost Halfway!”

Day 27: Roosevelt Lake Marina

March 29, 2021 Mile: 345.3 Slept so well last night. Good thing, too. I needed it. I hope Ghosthiker slept the same if not better. I only woke up once to put more air in my mattress and then I didn’t wake up again until 5:00am. I actually had a dream that I got offContinue reading “Day 27: Roosevelt Lake Marina”

Day 23: MJ’s Place

March 25, 2021 Mile: 300.5 The moon was so bright last night, and I definitely woke up at least twice to the sound of someone rummaging through their food bag. Pretty sure it was Cameron, lol. That’s okay, because I definitely had to roll off my sleeping pad and blow it back up at someContinue reading “Day 23: MJ’s Place”

Day 22: The Devil’s Lettuce

March 24, 2021 Mile: 281.6 It rained all night long. We were so thankful for our hotel room, but felt kind of bad for our hiker friends who’d skipped town and were camping in the rain. I guess that’s what you sign up for, on a thru-hike. We’ve definitely done our fair-share of camping inContinue reading “Day 22: The Devil’s Lettuce”

Day 21: Kearney, AZ

March 23, 2021 Mile: 262.9 The moon was really bright last night but I still slept pretty well. Naturally, Ghosthiker and I were the first ones up and breaking camp, hiking out around 6:30am. Lots of great scenery this morning so I took several photos. It was a fair climb out of camp and weContinue reading “Day 21: Kearney, AZ”