Date: 12 Mar 2019 09:42PM MST7
Location: Trail Angel's home in Tucson, AZ
Today's Miles: 21.1
Total Miles: 112.6
Woke up to the sound of rain pattering hard on my tent this morning. Had a little bit of cell service for the first time in a couple of days, so I laid in my tent and waited for the rain to slow down before packing up.
Rained on and off for most of the morning, which turned the trail into a muddy, sludgy mess. Slowed me down pretty significantly, but I had town on my mind which helped me keep the pace.
Sun took over for most of the afternoon, but the threat of rain loomed large all around. Every couple of minutes I'd get spit on with a little shower, but it would soon pass and the sun would dry me off. Temperatures were in the low 40's, which meant it was too warm to wear a rain jacket for most of the day, but cold enough that even with a beanie I had to keep moving for fear of quickly chilling.
Grand vistas and views abounded. Another day of stopping every couple of minutes to take a picture of the desert scenery. Sometimes a flowering cactus, others some desert flowers, always something to snap a picture of - it's absolutely beautiful out here.
End of the day the rains hit pretty hard. I made it to a trail head with a covered picnic table. Had plans to spend some time at the trail angel's home in Tucson who drove me to the southern terminus, and unable to get a hitch, I ended up paying for a ride share. Surprisingly inexpensive and totally totally worth it, considering how bad the weather was and how far out of town I ended up needing a pickup from.
Trail angel had dinner waiting for me, which was absolutely awesome. Ended up chatting for a couple of hours before everyone decided it was time to rack out.
Definitely looking forward to resting up and taking a zero tomorrow.