Day 11 TOWN DAY!!!

Day 11 Town day!!!! We awoke at 5:45 packed up quick and headed for town.  We all walked at a swift pace with the lure of town food and showers in our future. We quickly hiked down the road and at around 7:45 am we hit the backside of the school and were in town. We...

Days 9 & 10 the Oregon Dust Trail

A quick note regarding the next few weeks of blog posts.  As we were traveling along the ODT we had very limited and poor wifi in our brief stops in town as a result I was not able to uplaod new posts while hiking after McDermitt.  I am going to release each day...

Bay 8 Owyhee River Biathlon

Since the guidebook warned us of the numerous rattlesnakes that hang out by the shore of the river and in the grasses we opted to sleep in and start once the sun was up and we could see. We started out following some cow trail along the banks of the river weaving our...
Day 7 warm springs

Day 7 warm springs

Miles hiked 22-23 We slept in a bit this morning to recover from the previous nights bad sleeping situation. While I was off having my AM-BM my pack fell over and when I came back a large puddle greeted me. The bite valve for my hydra pack had sheared off and all the...
Day 6, Back on the Canyon Rim

Day 6, Back on the Canyon Rim

miles hiked 23-24 We all slept terribly last night, the truck traffic on the highway was constant all night and only being about 100’ away from the highway made for a loud evening. We got up at 4 and got going as quick as we could to try to beat the heat of the day...
Day 5, When in Rome

Day 5, When in Rome

Day 5 Rome We awoke super early I slept like crap last night form some pain in my foot and back so when the alarm went off at 4am I was more than happy to get going. We donned headlamps and made easy miles along dirt roads in the cool of the morning air. As the sky...