/ˈzēˌrō/
(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

The desert routine

written May 21, 2017 @ 05:09 AM after hiking 27.59 miles

Now that the desert is starting to heat up (both because of the summer and because we're at lower elevation, it's time to switch into a desert routine. Here's our basic day-to-day:

  1. Alarm goes off at 4:30am (or 4:00am if it's a big day)
  2. Start hiking by 5:00am
  3. Hike until 11:30am or so, stopping at a shady spot (ideally near water!)
  4. Eat lunch, nap, read, stretch, etc.
  5. Start hiking again around 4:00pm or so, when we're past the heat of the day
  6. Hike until 7:30pm or so
  7. Eat dinner before the sun goes down
  8. Hike until 10:00pm or 11:00pm
  9. Set up camp and pass out
  10. Start over at step 1

It allows us to put in some big miles without getting heat exhaustion, but burning the candle at both ends will get old pretty quickly. Oh well!

Siesta time

Rare cloud cover!

It allows us to see some pretty sunsets, though!