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Day 161- Night Walking

Day 161- Night Walking

Hello,

We knew we wouldn't see much on this day, but we did want to try and get a high mileage day in. Unfortunately, our tent was very wet from all the desert dew, so we waited for the sun to come out and dry it out a bit before starting our walk. We started walking at 9:30 and decided to push our 30 mile day to the next day. The first part of the day was on pavement along the canals in an agricultural area. After five miles it turned to sand/dirt, which is definitely more challenging to push JaRule in. We stopped for some lunch of bean burritos and hung the rainfly over a fence to dry. One of the radio stations was playing a bunch of great songs, and it made the first part of the day very pleasant.

We made it to the Natural Gas Pipeline access road that would take us nearly all the way to Quartzsite. Our hope was to walk as far as we could in the dark, so we stopped for dinner at mile 21 right before nightfall. It was 7:15ish when we had seen the second set of eyes in the dark, and we were both a little uneasy about it. Since there was a sliver of a moon we really couldn't see much at all. So, we decided to camp after 24 miles and set up the tent. Even though the tent is paper thin, I always feel very comfortable inside. It has been my home for the past 5 and a half months! I wrote a few days in my journal, and we did a budget update and then it was bedtime. 

Closer and Closer to Cali,

Shikira