• jayt1122

Long day

Tough long day. I pushed the cart over the Sitgreaves Pass; elevation is 3,550.

I left Golden Shores at 7:00 am and just hitting the sack. 26 miles today.

I stopped in Oatman and had lunch and saw the burros.

During the elevation climb, one person pulled over and gave me a cold water. Another offered to drive me up the hill. I didn’t take that one.

Joaquin told me I was supposed to have a beer today for climbing the pass. I am to tired. Maybe for breakfast.

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I have recently retired after 30 years in law enforcement and a few years in the private sector. I have always enjoyed walking form place to place.  One of my favorite assignments was working overtime in our tourist area.  It was a blast to walk around for about 7 hours throughout the Downtown area.

In 2016, I read a book, "Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge.  In November of 2016, I decided to do my "walkabout" with God from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles.  I had a blast walking along the Pacific Coast.  It was a beautiful experience.  I learned so many things on this walk.  The main lesson was God was talking to me, I just was not listening.  He was there with me on my walk, I just was not realizing the signs.

I have always been intrigued about walking the PCT, AFT, the Continental Divide and Appalachian Trial.  The one trip that stuck out with me was walking across the United States.