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

This is the desert I was expecting

written May 19, 2017 @ 03:32 AM after hiking 25.69 miles

I've finally entered the desert.

Today was a long hike -- up, over, and down many ridges. It was also hovering around 95°F, which felt brutally hot, but is probably only a hint of what's to come.

Pretty, though. Arid, but pretty.

The end of today's section was an oasis: a KOA!

<3 <3 <3

They had frozen pizza, ice cream, soda, laundry, and showers -- what more could a heat-exhausted hiker ask for?

Hint: it's not delivery (though that was an option)