Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Middle of Nowhere, CA: Slowly, but surely

Miles sine last blog: 25.3
Miles Total: 3566.4

Route

Not too far for two days walking, especially with help from my cousin. But i've been enjoying her company and the ability to get out of the sun when I want. I'll make it across the desert eventually, and while I'm not necessarily trying to prolong my time here, I'm not pushing myself too hard either. That would make the experience utterly miserable and right now I'm still having a bit of fun. Don't forget, the experience is what it's all about and if I can't enjoy it, I shouldn't be doing it at all. It's not about surviving, it's about living. So I'll do things my way and don't you worry your pretty little heads.

Although to be fair I would have gotten further tonight if my cousin's car battery hadn't died, I decided to walk back and meet her and wait for a charge. By the time we got one I was tired and had lost momentum, that slippery devil. Tomorrow I should make it to Desert Center, which I suppose is the actual middle of nowhere, then I think we'll take a day off and go have some desert fun.

A lot has happened, but I'm really too tired to talk about it tonight. I've met some cool people and seen some beautiful things. People don't give the desert it's dues, but maybe that's because it's hot as hell.

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1 comment:

Dixxe's Doodles said...

We have been enjoying a nice cool off in our weather this week. That wont be the story as we get into the hot and sticky summer heat. Thats awful the car died...see all the fun issues you've missed out on just counting on your own 2 feet!..
Happy walking--