Monday, October 14, 2013
Day 120 - hump day
Zen was the only solution. Only a trance-like state of looking but not looking, could we find the trail. At times when I was totally lost, I had to stop and gaze, look and not see, and the trail would shine faintly, mystically. And walk long enough, along the possible trail, I would be rewarded with the sight of a CDT post, sharpened at the top like a gigantic pencil.
Miles seem easier than in CO, mostly because of the clear weather. Cuba tomorrow. And then, onward!
p.s., The J. Ley maps note drug trafficking activity near the trail, along Hwy 96. Didn't see anyone at the trailheads, though heard an eerie, human-sounding whistle of a short musical phrase. Creepy. Glad to be clear of this section.
Mileage: 23mi from Skull bridge to near San Pedro Peaks