Date: 08 Mar 2019 06:21PM MST
Location: Camping near mile 42.3
Today's Miles: 19.1
Total Miles: 42.3
Another solid day of walking.
Overcast for most of the day, and a wind advisory as well. Kept the temperatures in the mid 50's, definitely not the hot desert weather I was expecting (but still nicer than three feet of snow!).
Relatively mediocre walking for much of today. After the first couple of hours coming off the remnants of the peaks from yesterday, the majority of today's walk was on old dirt roads through cattle fields and thorough short and narrow canyons with no real views to speak of. Every couple of miles there'd be a glimpse of some rock features or hills way out in the distance, but between the colder temperatures and the high winds, it was a day for motoring.
Ran into a couple of mountain bikers today, something I'm still getting used to. Many trails I’ve hiked on don’t allow biking on them, but the AZT is a multi-use trail with seemingly just as many people biking it as walking. Nothing wrong with it at all, I definitely see the appeal of biking in these environs!
Ended the day a little early, although I managed to get further than I expected. Set up camp about an hour before sunset, which turned out to be a lucky break since a quick and dirty desert rain swept through shortly thereafter, dumping an incredible amount of water and disappearing just as quickly.
Weather says it's going to be a cold one tonight, getting below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Didn't think I'd have to sleep with my filter at all out here, guess I was wrong.
Ten miles out from the town of Patagonia, looking forward to a bit of respite before pushing out back to the trail.