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Day 163- Thirty Miles

Day 163- Thirty Miles

Hi,

Today we know that we are going to have to do thirty miles. We wake at seven and watch the sun rise. Next step was to pack up and hit the road at seven-forty-five. The walk was rough and the gravel was continuous. At one point I saw a coyote run across the trail twenty feet or so behind Shikira. It was swift and she never even heard it. We snacked regularly, but didn't sit for too long. Kira picked up one of the millions of rocks that lay in our path to discover a crystal cavern inside it. Surrounded by cactus the walk was semi dangerous, but very beautiful. We stood for a bit at the top of a large hill overlooking a giant valley below. We took a wrong turn and rerouted. The missed turn was rather benificial because our directions put us on pavement 3 miles sooner.

Sprinkling clouds loomed over as if to spoil our goal. We hit the road and left the desert behind. 8 miles into town. Three hours until we hit civilization and would be able to claim our campground spot. Thunderless lightning in the distance as we walked into Quartzsite. Bill calls to see how we are enjoying our dinner. We tell him we still have an hour of walking. He tells us that reporters will be waiting.

Finally we make it to the campground and claim our spot. The host took very good care of us and gave us a great spot. Some reporters for a local paper took down our story. We did our best not to be short, but we were tired. Showered and tucked in next to a bowl of pasta that the host gave us we celebrated our thirty mile victory.

To Bill for pushing us to a comfy night sleep and a shower,

Levi