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2007-04-30 Lazy Day

April 30th, 2007

It wasn’t hard to get moving this morning. Though it was only 6 am all I had to do was stuff my sleeping bag into my pack and be on my way. And in that manner I reached Chihuahua Valley Road, 7 miles away, before 10 am. I went up the dirt road looking for Mike’s water tank expecting to filter it just in case. The tank was marked as undrinkable so I followed directions to the house and what I found was amazing.

Inside a screened porch were two ‘cots’, a huge stash of bottled water, boxes of sweets, juice, and assorted hiker supplies like duct tape and foot powder. Needless to say I sat out most of the day there. I ate one of George and Caitlin’s extra meals, it was huge and I still have half of it for tomorrow’s lunch. They’re going to put weight on if they can eat this well the whole way. Eventually two couples that had been at last night’s spot rolled in and I felt it was time to move on. They were very nice and friendly but I found them a lot to deal with after just basically sleeping all day. So now I am camped a couple of miles north with Paul (a.k.a. Potential 178) hoping the ants will go to sleep before they discover me.

More photos of this day’s journey can be found at Warner to Idyllwild

Distance today: 11.7 miles. Total distance: 130.2 miles

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4 Responses to “2007-04-30 Lazy Day”

  1. Denis Says:

    In case anyone is wondering why Paul is “Potential 178″, here is an explanation taken from his trail journal: “I was telling Erin and Sweep the story about almost not getting into the USA on account of I looked like a potential burden (178 in border officer lingo). Seems I’ve landed a trailname – Potential 178. I can live with that. :-)

  2. Levi Says:

    I wonder what “potential burden” is supposed to mean…? Strange US border policies…

    Hey Craig, congrats on being 4.95% of the way to Canada. Not that I had any doubts, but you seem to be moving right a long, and suddenly it seems very doable.

  3. Denis Says:

    For the rest of Potential 178’s journal, follow the link I have added to the sidebar on the main blog page. There is also a new link to George and Caitlin’s blog

  4. Steve Says:

    Yo! Spoke to Levi today and he spoke of you…He told me what you are doing and that you’re blogging your experience and I said “Awesome, what’s the link?”. Levi sent it to me…

    Be safe. Take care. Have fun. Godspeed!