5/9/15, Day 15, Tarp, Day 3 Alone
A mile shy of Rt. 12 to Road Side Camp M30.5 of PT Alt.
30.5, 307.8 Trip Miles
Partly Sunny, 30-50’s Windy at times with Snow!
54 Gila Crossings, 221 Final Total
9 Horny Roads
5 Jack Rabbit
4 Cotton Tail Rabbits
Today I started with 2w but shortly into the day I got ahead of him. Little did I know he took an alternate route around Mangas Mountain. I would find this out in Pie Town. I did worry some when I never saw him that evening. I even left him a note on the road.This day was tough. The road walking took it’s toll on my shins, especially the downhills. I can’t tell you how bad it became. Every step was like someone was putting a knife in my shin. It worried me greatly that it wouldn’t be temporary.Besides the lookout tower and a few views today wasn’t much to write home about. Just a day to put in big miles.