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Cold and Wet

2014-06-20

tl;dr: It rained all morning, so I stopped in Sanderson. Then it stopped raining.

Sleeping in the open had seemed like a good idea until it started raining. Setting my tent up on a soft patch of grass had seemed like a good idea until I was sitting in an inch of water. I guess there's a reason why that patch of grass was there. Down here, grass grows where water can pool.

Though I was in my tent, I left the door open. At one point I was visited by a skunk. It smelled startled.

I moved my tent, but now everything was wet and I wasn't likely to get anymore sleep. So I just waited for dawn as wind blew and rain continued to fall.

And fall.

I packed up my squishy gear in the rain. I biked (in the rain) into Dryden hoping maybe to find some coffee at what passes for a store in that town, but it wasn't open. So I ate some breakfast from my bags and struck back out into the rain.

Several times between Dryden and Sanderson I thought the rain might stop. But it didn't.

In Sanderson I was actually able to get a phone signal, so as I ate lunch at a Mexican restaurant, I debated continuing on to Marathon in the rain. I wimped out. In the end, I didn't want to end up camping again with all of my gear still being wet. So I went across the street to the Sunset Siesta Motel and got a room. It pretty much stopped raining at that point. Sigh.

me






entering Sanderson Canyon


this picture was better lined up in my head


it's what the locals eat


and it stopped raining

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