Posted on May 2, 2019May 7, 2019 by BrontideRobPCT 2019 Day 36 Mile 440 to 444 Change of plans due to cost and opportunity, Rob and Ken make tracks. Tracks that lead them to a zero at home drop-and-swap equipment as we prepare to head into the longest, hottest, driest portion of the PCT in the desert.
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Appreciate the videos, enjoy your zero day(s)
Well, well! I made it up to day 36 A LOT quicker than I thought I would after just watching Day 32 for 12 minutes!! 😎
I too didn’t get any videos to open since then, but still very interesting updates in writing which works fine (maybe you didn’t post any…. maybe my computer is locked up again with other issues I’ve been experiencing the last few months!!). Either way, here I am on May 6th… will hope your “0” day might have not only given you time at home to “drop-and-swap equipment” but enjoy a great Mexican meal on 5/5 (Cinco de Mayo)??
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Trails to You….. until we meet again♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ……..as you “head into the longest, hottest, driest portion of the PCT in the desert.” Heck, we just camped at Borrego Springs in our VW van last weekend in over 100 deg temps- took a 4 hr hike to the Palms thru brooks to little water falls with family, had plenty of water but definitely experienced what I thought might be heat-stroke for a few hours afterwards!?!? Amazes me even more what you two are going thru!! (yep, a loooong email comment but trying to make up for few others during your 36+ days on the PCT!!). 😎
The desert is a demanding place, especially when it comes to water planning. After running out last year, we’re working diligently to ensure that doesn’t happen this year. However, we’re now reaching places where nature definitely does not supply sufficient quantities of water and we must rely on the good nature of selfless individuals to provide caches. The trail angels that do that work are AWESOME and greatly appreciated. However, with so many hikers now, I believe their efforts are becoming overwhelming for them. I can’t thank them enough for their efforts. Fair winds, Rob