Day 75 - Lordsburg to Wilcox
I can't say that last nights sleep was the best ever but I guess it did thetrick. I stayed under cover at the rest area but after dark all the lightscame on and this place was very well lit. Luckily I am blessed with theability to sleep in mist places so by simply covering my eyes with my trustyBuff I was good to go.
Since the winds have really been coming up strong I was up before the sunin order to get a jump on things. My plan worked great and I banged out 47miles in about 3 hours. A quick break for lunch at a rest area thatspecialized in jerkey, honey and olives. Definitely one of the mite uniquecombinations to be found in the middle of the Arizona desert.
Unfortunately the wind and road slope had different plans and between thetwo, the remaining 26 miles took almost exactly 3 hours. Quite a changefrom the morning but the slow pace allowed me time to think and observe.
Even with the mass of 18 wheelers it is really a beautiful stretch of road.Both sides are lined with distant peaks and with a bit of imagination youcan see why thus was Apache land. From up high they had a clear view ofanything coming for a hundred miles. What a time that must have been.
I managed a quick nap under an overpass and then finished the last 14 milesinto Wilcox. The winds howled during dinner making my stove work doubletime. I went to remove it from the cannister only to find out the cannisterseal is shot. If I leave the stove head on then it doesn't leak. Luckily Iwill be in Tucson by Saturday where there is an REI.
Be sure and keep an eye out on the moon this weekend. It is a super moon,coming closer to the earth than any time in the past 18 years. It should bepretty spectacular.Sent from my Windows Phone