Daily Miles: 9
Total Miles: 1908
It seems that the key to a comfortable temperature for sleeping is to camp below 7,000 feet. Last night we were camped around 6,600 feet and it was perfect.
We got up early this morning and started our walk into town. We were just on dirt roads for the first few miles. The road seemed to get nicer as we went along.
On the way into town, we saw a hiker walking towards us out of town. We stopped and talked with him for a bit. He had hiked part of the PCT this summer, but got off due to the wildfires in California. Then he came out and is hiking the CDT northbound from the Mexico border. He figured that he would just keep hiking until it got too snowy.
After chatting a bit, we continued on into Silver City. We made it to the post office and mailed our hammock gear back to Beardoh’s mom. For our remaining days on the CDT, we will be tenting. When SweetPea reminded Beardoh of this last night, the look of panic on his face was priceless…but, if there aren’t consistent trees we don’t have much of a choice.
We are looking forward to getting a shower after all the dust and ash of the past few days. It is crazy how quickly we can feel so grimy.