Friday, July 8, 2016

Day 24: Roadwalking Through Grants

With more miles of road walking ahead, we decided to have a relaxed day. We slept in, ate a delicious breakfast at the First Street Cafe (cinnamon roll French toast), and soaked in the pool. Starting a hot roadwalk at noon was admittedly less than ideal, but we considered it a fair trade off. 

And, unlike the roadwalk between Pie Town and the Chain of Craters, this roadwalk took us through town. So we had easy access to cold drinks and could actually stop and eat milkshakes and French fries along the way. Of course, it also took us out of town past two state prisons, but hey, you can't have everything. 

 We camped early, ready to head out tomorrow on our hot, dry hike to Cuba, our next resupply town, 100 miles away. There are no natural water sources between here and there. We will be relying on ranching water (generally windmills or troughs) and caches. 

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