Day 181

Day 181
I awoke before sunrise in my hammock. I was halfway up a mountain wall.


I broke camp and repacked the buggy.

I rejoined Highway 62.
The sun rose on Morogno Valley. I made the descent down into town:


At 9:30 a.m., I made it to town and stopped at a gas station. I bought a large gatorade and fueled up. 


At 10 a.m., I decided to break early for a siesta. I didn’t want to leave town and risk not finding shade. I set up my hammock in a pine grove across the street from the gas station. Time passed.


Just before 2:30p.m., I was back on the road. Through the mountains and out of Morongo Valley:

Windmills.

I came to a residential area a few miles north of I-10. I really didnt want to travel on the interstate, so I found a detour. I might have gone a couple places I wasn’t supposed to go for a mile or two:




But eventually, I made it to Whitewater, CA! The first rushing, flowing, surging, clean, water I had seen probably since Hill Country with Mitchell Manning! I took a dip!

Refreshed and renewed, I joined a service road that ran parallel to I-10. It eventually met a frontage road called Railroad Ave that I traveled upon. It was another little adventure:


It grew dark. The milky way was bright up above. The glow of city lights hung on the horizon. 


5 miles from Cabazon, CA, I found a drainage culvert that led under the interstate.

 I traveled through, and found a great tree to set up my hammock on the opposite side of I-10. It was windy! In fact, it had been extremely windy all day. I had been working against a strong eastwardly wind. I was tired. I bungeed down the sides of my hammock, and fell fast asleep.

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3 Responses to Day 181

  1. lizestler says:

    Hi again Dylan!

    The post I told you about also got picked up by a couple other sites (and your picture, attribution, and link to this site, along with it). Here they are:

    https://www.facebook.com/RomanCatholicChurchTheOneTrueChurch

    http://catholicexchange.com/desert-carmelite-spirituality

    Thought you might like to know.

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  2. lizestler says:

    Hi Dylan! Glad you got to California recently! Wow! Impressive!

    We used another picture of yours on our site this morning. Here is the link: http://www.spiritualdirection.com/2016/08/25/the-desert-in-carmelite-spirituality Interestingly enough, the Carmelite nuns who wrote this are in California.

    If you go to the end of the post, where it says “Art”, you will see where you are given credit for the picture and we have also linked to “The Mercy Run”.

    As well, since this is our feature today, and we used your work as our feature picture, it is also on the home page today: http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ (had to lengthen the picture a little to get the correct width). If you miss seeing the home page feature today, you can also see where it has gone into the “Prayer” column on the front page for a short time.

    Continued prayers for you.

    Like

  3. Karen says:

    I am enjoying your blog and saying a prayer for your safety. What an amazing journey!

    Liked by 1 person

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