Day 10, Friday June 26, 2015
Start Rawlins Wyoming, mile 1619.5
End Rawlins Wyoming, mile 1619.5

When a long distance hiker lingers in town for a day and hikes no trail miles, that is a “zero” day, or taking a “zero”. Don’t judge me.

Downtown Rawlins is vintage and lively.


As zeroing tourist, I took a guided tour of the Wyoming Territorial Prison, now a museum and historic site.


Cell block A.


Cell accommodations.


Guard tower.


Gas chamber, infrequently used.


Tomorrow, , back on the trail, starting a section so arid the Oregon Trail routed around it.

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.

One thought on “Zero”

  1. Old prisons always strike me as creepy. Still dealing with lots of snow, eh?
    K came up today to help celebrate H’s retirement with a small party. She told us you were making good progress and might be finished before the end of the month.
    Do you have a catchy trail name like Giggles or Day-Glo? If not, I’m sure we can think one up for you. Ha!
    Happy 4th!

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