|Hanging in a old concrete stock tank, laundry, clean feet and watering up|
Last night up on Oracle Ridge the winds where howling. It sounded like a jet engine taking off several times. I ended up walking until about 10:30PM before I found a place sheltered enough and off the road enough for my liking. I just left my pack packed and threw down eating my left over pizza.
I was off a little late (30 minutes) for my liking this morning. I did a nonstop down to American Flag Ranch where a trail steward had cached some water. I was able to find it and made use of about half of the 5 gallon jug. I had a 37 mile water carry over to the Freeman Rd Cache from here so I needed to haul 1.5 gallons.
|American Flag Ranch|
There where some new sections of trail in here getting over to Tiger Mine trailhead which made it much easier than I remembered in 2007. Someone had also left water jugs at the Tiger Mine trailhead so I topped off here again. Then it was back out into the low desert for a rolling trail, up and down and around every wash.