Daily Miles: 10
Total Miles: 1678
The walking felt slower this morning as we started in the dark. The trail was strewn with rocks, so we were a bit more conscious of where we were placing our feet. It could be pretty easy to twist an ankle on such a rocky path.
As it got light out, we came to a really nice viewpoint, where we got our first glimpses of Grants with the colorful morning sunrise. We also got some great views of Mt. Taylor behind us.
All of the walking was downhill today as we made our way to Grants. We started to see some bike tracks on the trail…this area seems like it would be great for mountain biking.
We made it down to the road into Grants just before 11:00am. We stopped for a bit to eat our lunch before heading to the road. We also got to dump our garbage in the trash cans at the trailhead, which made us happy. Our garbage ziploc bags were starting to take up too much room in our backpacks.
We made it into Grants and headed straight to Walmart to buy new shirts. Beardoh had to keep his windshirt on in town because his shirt is in complete tatters. The shirts we ended up getting wouldn’t normally be our top picks, but we were happy to be able to find something. Beardoh couldn’t find a non-cotton shirt in the men’s section, so he ended up getting a shirt from the women’s section. 🙂
We are looking forward to a day off tomorrow. Our feet will appreciate the rest.