Day 19: Gila River Canyon & Alamo Canyon

I still think I scored big-time w/last nights camp site, but it did have an unexpected down side: mosquitos! Seriously—I was miles from ANY body of water or civilization (w/its attendant pools of water & puddles) … what the heck?! I was driven inside my tent before I got to fully appreciate the sunset & my fabulous views. Fortunately Agnes was up to the task & despite ridiculously loud buzzing and whining, not a single bug made it in to dine on my flesh (I’ve named my tent ‘Agnes’ after the company that manufactured her (Big Agnes) … we’ve spent a lot of quality time together, and we still have a long way to go, so I figured we should be on a first-name basis.)

Today was a short day—only 10.5 miles to Picket Post trail head, where I was planning to meet Parker for resupply & a ride into the town of Superior for a shower & a hotel sleep. I got there way early & caught a ride to town from the camp hosts (seriously, the trail angel community is amazing … Jim & Eliza saw me w/my pack & offered me a ride anywhere in town I wanted to go—I didn’t even have to ask). The hotel wasn’t ready when I arrived, so I had a delicious breakfast burrito for lunch while I waited (God bless Arizona and it’s ubiquitous Mexican restaurants!). I’m currently lounging in my long johns & windbreaker while the hotel washes my stinky trail clothes ($5 to wash, dry & fold!), and my gear is airing out in the sunshine on the stoop, while I wait for my personal trail angel to arrive.

As I was coming into Picket Post this morning, I had the following conversation w/a gentleman who appeared to be a day hiker about 3 miles out:

Him:  Where ya headed?
Me: Utah.
Him: I meant on your backpack trip.
Me: Utah.
Him: By yourself?
Me: Pretty much, yeah.
Him: Why?
Me: Well, it’s a beautiful trail … figure I may as well see the whole thing!
Him: Well, to each his own, I guess … have a good time & be careful of snakes!
Me: Thanks—I will!

Not everyone sees the beauty in the long trail!

Daily Miles: 10.5
Total Miles: 302.4

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