AZT Day 20. I’m a Purist. October 24, 2016.
Double Springs CG mile 258.4 to Navajo Springs and side trail to Mormon Lake Lodge (mile 262.9)
Total miles: 223.6
2 days ago when I was focused on eating steak I decided to exit the trail and walk the road 2.5 miles instead of 4.5 miles of trail plus 1 mile of the Navajo Springs Trail to Mormon Lake Lodge. Today I decided I just had to walk those miles. So I did. I met my 2nd AZT hiker, Malvin from Germany. He started in Flagstaff and is hiking for 3 weeks.
Some of the trail was along an old railroad which was used for logging.
This sign was particularly interesting in that it gave a shopping list for a week. Loggers ate like thruhikers.
This is a multiuser trail….
Navajo Spring was dry today.
I got my ballot so now I have no excuse not to vote.
There is rain in the forecast for tonight so my timing once again looks perfect. I drove to Pine today. It’s 50 miles and not a straight shot to get there. So hitching would probably be a pain. I called some trail angels from the AZT website and I probably have a ride tomorrow afternoon.