It’s supposed to rain a lot in the next 3 to 4 days.
It started raining at 8 am and I’ve been hiking in the rain for 6 hours
I use this app called Dark Skies which has been very helpful in areas where I have a cell signal. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy also supports a site that gives weather forecasts for each AT shelter.
As I was hiding from the pouring rain under a large balsam fir, a woman hiked by – she looked remarkably familiar
I told her that she bore a striking resemblance to one of my children’s teachers in Chinle. Turns out it was her sister. Mary Reeser – sister of Susan Reeser-Yazzie. Uncanny family resemblance. Mary lives in Maine and I may see her again when I get to Monson.
A few more:
Flagstaff Lake – I knew Flagstaff deserved a lake!