June 2: My awaited package with my life in it arrived around 11:30 am, so I had one last cheeseburger, paid my tab, and set out chasing Wallaby, Pine Stick, and Secret. It was so good to beoving, after aosr 3 days of sitting and waiting. And as I walked, the theme song to Orange is the New Black played in my head:
(Come on everyone, with me!)
"Taking steps is easy, standing still is hard. And you've got TIIII-IIII-IIIIME!!"
Started out with a shoe road walk, followed by a flat, dry stretch for about 2 miles.
Then I hit the campground - where I ran into Secret and got water and a rest with her - and we started to climb.
Finally! It felt we were going into the mountains! Leaving the desert! A bit rockier,ore rugged and steeper. And rivers! There were rivers!
I cut across several rivers, actually hiked into some trees, and climbed upwards in elevation.
I finished up with 15 miles in a half day of hiking! Camped near Wallaby and Pine Stick by a river and a bridge.
And was rewarded by this spectacular moon when the sun went down!