801 to 813
This was suppose to be an easy day. Short miles to get set up for the next pass tomorrow. Crossing Pinchot Pass wasn't suppose to be as hard as the others. Well then how come I'm so freaking exhausted?!?!? Argh!!!
|Woo hoo! Now, where's the trail?!?!|
We joke about how we wish there were white blazes every 10 feet like on the Appalachian Trail. We joke how we are earning more bonus miles because we have to hike back and forth to find the trail. But really we are frustrated by our slow progress. How can we possibly be going at 1 mile per hour? Aren't we in better shape than that? We try to remember to be patient. "Smiles not miles!"
|Arizona climbs to the pass.|
We had thought we might do two passes today, but we stopped after only 12 miles and relaxed in the sun by the river. The river cuts a narrow canyon as it waterfalls through the valley. I soak in the views and check out the wildflowers and watch the clouds.
|Taking a break by the river.|