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

Warner Springs by Saturday

written Apr 27, 2017 @ 03:55 AM after hiking 26.96 miles

The problem

I've been doing roughly 20-mile days, which is fantastic. However, my first maildrop is waiting for me at mile 109.5 (I'm doing this thinking at mile 41.5), which puts me there on Sunday (or at least after closing time on Saturday). I don't really want to wait around for the post office to open on Monday, so there's a problem.

The solution

Thankfully, this has an easy solution: walk more. If I do 30 miles on Thursday, then I'll only have about 30 miles left -- no big deal. So let's get to stepping!

The outcome

To stepping I got! There was a campsite at mile 73, 32 miles down the trail, which was my target. Unfortunately, at mile 68 was a water source which distracted me. This water was important because it was the last reliable water for almost 40 miles! As a result, I decided to camp there and try to make up the miles tomorrow.

It sure was pretty, though -- I took this while laying in my sleeping bag.

Wonderful sunset, even though it was a few miles shy of where i wanted to be