Day 13: Black Mountain to Ziggy and The Bear’s

April 23, 2014
20 miles!
Trail miles 210.8

Woke up around 5:30. I was worried it would be very cold, luckily Chad picked a campsite out of the wind and the morning was perfect.

Once on the trail we started the 15 mile down. Parts were a bit sketchy very sandy, with a large drop off. I only had one huge fall. Luckily it was closer to the mountain than the edge. Only a skinned elbow to show, but my pack landed on me, it must have been pretty comical.

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The view was beautiful, and the trail winding. But we hit 200 miles!

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From there we continued down to the desert floor. We reached water! Around noon, after a snack we set off for the final 5 miles in the hot sun. I used my umbrella to give extra shade, but it was still hot. The more desert I do, the earlier I will wake up. Eek, but 20 miles today. I feel good about that.

We reached Ziggy and The Bears around 3 or so. The shade, water and company was amazing. I got a shower and then we all headed to the casino. Yup, a short taxi ride full of semi dirty hikers for an amazing All you can eat buffet. It was wonderful. I had lots of salad, veggies, and as much turkey as I could handle. It was a wonderful choice. The company was also superb.

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Life is good. 😉

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