Memories from November 9, 2018.
Today was about making tomorrow’s post office race as easy as possible. The Tonto Trail is pretty level and I made reasonably good time.
One hiccup was that the two groups of hikers I passed said there would be water somewhere in Boulder Creek. I’m bad at finding water unless it’s flowing across the trail so I took extra in case I had to leave Boulder dry and despite searching several draws this turned out to have been prudent.
As the day wore on, I found myself momentarily losing the trail pretty frequently. This is interesting because the Tonto is seems like it would see much more traffic than the Beamer and Escalante though I rarely had that issue on those trails, perhaps due to extensive and consistent cairns.