Santa Rita Mountains

  • AZT 2020 Day 5, March 13, Friday
  • Start 1 mile past Kentucky Camp mile 77.7 (passage5mile4.7)
  • End mile 105 (passage7mile5.1)
  • Miles walked:  27.3

The sun shines for the first of several days, as the trail continues on rolling hills in grassland with scattered low trees and a few cactii.

Further in the day the land seems to be more arid, with less grass, as the route gradually descends below 4k altitude.

A woman on horseback is busy marking the route of an endurance race with survey ribbon.

I meet no other thru-hikers today, but pass a couple of tents in the morning. A mountain-biker going the other direction reports several hikers, at least 6, not far ahead of me, so we may be going a similar pace.

Finished audiobook Wodehouse in the Strand, A Short Story Collection, by P.G. Wodehouse.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

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

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