Solitude

Day 3

Mile 42-69

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Incredibly hot and flat day. I sought refuge from the sun in one of these water cache cabinets. It wasn't the best shade, it was the only shade. 

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Cactus blooms abound.  

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Gourmet hiker lunch. Combine instant south west refried beans and jalapeño kettle chips in a tortilla and feast like a king. 

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Some ranchers road making tool.  

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Death by a million paper cuts. Everything out here has spikes, needles, or spines . Impossible not to get pricked. 

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Brushing my teeth on a bed of feathers and air. Not pictured: the amazing sunset. Pictures just never do that sort of scenery justice.