Date: 05 Mar 2019 08:40PM MST
Location: Trail Angel's Home in Tucson, AZ
Took a bus down to Portland, ME yesterday where a college friend of my wife's graciously put me up for the night.
Said friend dropped me off at the airport bright and early this morning on her way to work, and off I went on my multitude of flights for the day.
Flew from Maine to the Carolinas, up to Chicago, back down to Arizona. Ended up doing a big "W" across the country, but finally landed in Tucson at the end of the day.
Grabbed a ride share to downtown Tucson from the airport and bought my first resupply at a local cooperative. Definitely bought too much food, don't think many hikers ever get their first resupply back on trail right.
Walked down the street to meet up with the local trail angel who's graciously putting me up for the night and shuttling me to the trail on her day off tomorrow. Super cool lady who's only on her second season of helping hikers, but comes across as someone who's been doing this her whole life - either way she's a lifetime of stories from only her first season!
Quick breakfast tomorrow and off into the wild we'll drive. Have a quick post office stop to make, but otherwise this time tomorrow night I'll be sleeping on the desert floor under the stars.