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Jellybean - Arizona Trail Journal - 2010

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City: North Pole
State: AK
Country: USA
Begins: Feb 23, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, May 10th, 2012
Start: 41-072
End: 43-001
Daily Distance: 27.1
Trip Distance: 876.1

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 505
Journal Visits: 26,112
Guestbook Views: 964
Guestbook Entrys: 27

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Orange Magic!

Oranges are the greatest! Especially unexpected ones offered on a hot dry day in the desert. As I came out to the Orderville trailhead, I had planned to hitch in to Jacob Lake for water, but some good folks from Oklahoma were in the parking lot and so I asked if I could get a ride. They weren't too sure about letting me ride in the back of the truck, but they had water they could share and a gatorade. They even busted out a bag of oranges! These weren't just any ol oranges, they were huge, easy to peel, seedless, juicy and sweet. Best orange I ever had! I was really thirsty too and I chugged the gatorade. Thank you!!!

I hiked out across the road to find 4-1/2 gallons in a cache! I topped off and made it to the next trailhead, but I couldn't find the cache. I only have a pint left and 11 miles to go tomorrow. And there is no guarantee someone will have water at the trailhead. I haven't had a signal since I left the South Rim of the canyon. I am a day ahead of schedule so I don't expect anyone to be there waiting.

6:40 start mile 7.2
6:50 mile 586
7:12 rd 205 mile 8.6
7:50 rd 205 mile 10.2
8:13 rd 205b mile 11.1
8:25 ridge tank
9:55 Big ridge tank mile 15.5
10:30-10:45 Hwy 89A end 41-17.2
Good people from Oklahoma gave me water and the juiciest orange ever! Still no phone service
11:00 water cache. 4-1/2 out of 11 gallons remaining
11:45 FR 257 mile 2
12:25 sink hole mile 4
12:54 FR 249 mile 5
13:55-14:35 nap mile 7.5
15:15 govt res mile 9.6
15:52 Navajo trail mile 11
17:00 water tank dry
18:18 end 42-17.0
18:30 camp mile 0.1

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