Monday, March 25, 2013 – 22.5 km
The caretaker brought me coffee this morning. I dislike coffee, but I usually drink it once or twice per year to accept someone’s hospitality or seem more grown-up to a cute guy who never calls me again, probably because of the weird faces I make while drinking the coffee. He and I talked for awhile and he showed me a book about rattlesnakes, also mentioning that rabid animals are common in this area. That’s… good to know…
The trail started out easy today, crossing a pass that was more like a gentle rise.
I was enjoying the scenery, but soon after I passed into the AZT’s sixth segment, the temperature shot up and I started to feel unwell. I stopped walking and sipped water in the shade until I felt slightly better. Caption: ‘Canadian in the low desert’.
The rest of my day was spent weaving in and out of canyons until, finding unexpected water in one, I stopped to camp nearby for the night.