Desert 40

Day 18 May 12
Buckhorn CG to Northfork Ranger Station
41 miles

High Tech and I fist bumped about doing 36 miles today but I secretly knew we’d push on. This is how we hike, like macho idiots.

The trail is ugly and easy today so I don’t feel bad blowing right through it. The Station Fire did a number on this section five years ago.

The last five miles tests our patience: the trail is overgrown with prickly brush, the tread is battered sand with ruts, and poodle dog bush threatens to bite you from dark corners. I hear High Tech curse as he crashes through the jungle.

My body holds up really well, I feel like I could go 10 more. But instead I sandwich between High Tech and Dolphin the Space Traveler for a good night’s giggle.

Tomorrow: The Saufley’s!




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