Rain Magic

​GET 2017 Day 6, March 23, Thursday.

Start just past village of Kelvin, segment 4 mile 1.5

End Freeman Road Trailhead, segment 4 mile 27.6

Miles walked: 26.1

Light rain started at 3AM, sometimes becoming heavy. Rain continued as I broke camp. Temperatures drop in a major way from the heat wave of the pash several days, and clouds suggest an all-day rain.

The trail ascends to a series of gravelly ridges with views.

Rains do finally subside, but clouds threaten most of the day, and brief showers mean putting back on the rain jacket.Later the land becomes low  rolling hills with frequent washes

Saguaro becomes scarce. Plenty of yucca and mesquite grow here, with a few grasses and cacti. A few scattered cattle graze.

A cluster of large boulders seems put out here to make us ask how they got here.

I meet three AZT thru-hiker, and one tells me about a trail angel ahead. At the trailhead Sequoia is spending several days in a camper meeting hikers.

In the real world Sequoia runs an  expedition company. Out here,seemingly in the middle of nowhere, he gets good 4G signal and can tend to business.

Kikipu and Backup keep him company.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at sagebrush.com, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.