Day 6: Santa Rita Mountains

I’m a happy hiker again!

Last night was a little rough w/a sub-par camp spot on a slant, everything damp/wet, and aches & pains keeping me awake. Temps dropped fast last night when the rain stopped, so everything that was wet last night (in other words, everything) was covered in ice this morning. Probably worst if all was that it was still too cold for the lighter & stove to work properly, so there was no coffee!

The good news is that it went steadily up from there! Was a beautiful day, and once the sun came up things started warming up & the views were, once again, awesome. Even though there was PLENTY of water with all the rain, I am happy to report that both water caches I left we’re untouched when I arrived—this makes me feel a little better about the upcoming passsges that have far fewer sources!

The highlight of the day was coming into Kentucky Csmp for an early lunch. Kentucky Camp is the restored HQ of the 18th century mining operation in the area. It is a museum of sorts, and a hikers dream! Well water from a spigot that did not require filtering, picnic tables to sit & eat, a garbage can to dispose of my trash, even an electrical outlet to recharge my phone … best of all was the cleanest outhouse I have ever seen w/a real, sit-down toilet, and plenty of toilet paper … as much TP as a hiker could need (and maybe even a little more since I used half of my rations mopping up puddles in my tent last night).

I came across a couple day hikers today—no other through-hikers (they were all hunkered down in Patagonia yesterday waiting out the rain!). One older gentleman was quite impressed I was “going all the way” and told me he has done much of the AZT in sections over the years. We had a nice chat, but I could have done without hearing about all the “real tough parts ahead.”

I quit a little early today to try to dry out my tent. I found a SWEET camp site nestled in the trees on soft, level ground, and there is even a tree stump to lean against as I write.

Daily Miles: 18.7
Total Miles: 90.6

Sent from my iPhone

39 thoughts on “Day 6: Santa Rita Mountains”

  1. A lot of thanks for all your valuable efforts on this site. Kate loves getting into investigation and it’s really easy to understand why. I know all concerning the dynamic medium you give insightful solutions on this web blog and as well as foster participation from others on that content plus our daughter is certainly discovering a lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. You are conducting a powerful job.

  2. Thanks for your ideas. One thing I have noticed is that banks and financial institutions know the spending habits of consumers and understand that most people max out their credit cards around the holidays. They wisely take advantage of this fact and start flooding your inbox and snail-mail box with hundreds of 0 APR credit card offers soon after the holiday season ends. Knowing that if you are like 98% of the American public, you’ll jump at the chance to consolidate credit card debt and transfer balances to 0 APR credit cards. aaaaaaa – buy thyroid pain drugs

  3. Today, considering the fast life-style that everyone leads, credit cards have a big demand throughout the economy. Persons throughout every area of life are using the credit card and people who aren’t using the credit cards have made up their minds to apply for even one. Thanks for revealing your ideas about credit cards. plaque psoriasis treatment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *