Another great day on the trail. Hiked about 20 miles today and climbed several thousand feet. Had good water for the first seven or 8 miles. About the 17th mile we came to Mike’s place. He has a living in the middle of nowhere way back in a on dirt road. He feeds hikers pizza made in a wood fired pizza oven, gives them something to drink and a place to camp. He has a very interesting toilet of utside with a great view.

We left Mike’s place after dinner and hiked another 2 miles and set up tent on the top of the ridge. We have 18 miles like tomorrow before we come to water. I’m carrying 5 liters.

Although conditions are challenging with the heat and lack of water and all the climbing in the desert the animals, the plants,the mountains and the sky provide one with a greater appreciation for this creation that we live on. This strengthens my faith in my creator.

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