Day 150

Day 150
I awoke just at sunrise. 


I took in the view.


I broke camp and repacked the buggy.


I headed over to the gas station.


I used the bathroom and washed up in the sink. 


When I got back to the buggy, someone had given me an anonymous donation! 


I ate some cheerios and drank a lot of water.


I continued on the frontage road, but it turned to dirt! 


I slipped through a gate in the cattle guard up to I-10. 


It was daytime. I decked a bright neon vest. I put in some interstate miles:



Around 9:30 a.m., the frontage road picked back up! I dipped down through a break in the cattle guard.



At 11 a.m., I came to a rest area. They had restrooms, running water, and little huts! 


I set up camp.


I siesta’d. Time passed.

Just past 3 p.m., I refilled my gallons at a hand pump. The water was so cold! I doused my head, and then my whole body.


I rejoined the frontage road, chipping away.


I crossed the Continental Divide!


I continued west.


Just past 6 p.m., I took a quick break in some shade.


I ate the last bagged lunch Margarett had given me back in Deming. Those things pack a good punch! 


I continued on the frontage road until it turned to dirt. The sun hung low. Google maps said it kept going, and it did, but on private property. I had hoped to contunie for atleast another 10 miles on that stretch of road.


I took a break at a teepee and contemplated my next move. I was 20 miles from Lordsburg. I really didn’t want to travel on the interstate at night, but I also was trying to make Sunday Mass in town the next day. 


I hiked up to the interstate. 


I put in two miles while it was still light.

I watched the sunset. I thought about traveling through the night, trudging through desert beside the road. I also thought about waking up very early before the sun to start the trek into town. I’d much rather face early Sunday morning traffic than late Saturday night.


I found some huge culverts down beneath the road. I left the buggy along some cattle guard and slipped through. I camouflaged the buggy and set up my hammock. I fell fast asleep.

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