Thursday, November 04, 2004

Sitting In Globe, Arizona With Chips and a Coke

GLOBE, AZ--I have had a hard time posting, but here we are at a Comfort Inn in Globe. We have at this point biked about 280 miles with about 90 more to go. Today, starting with breaking camp on the Salt River and then climbing out of the canyon was spectacular! Everything about this day was harder than we thought it was going to be. We had been told that the road out of the Salt River Canyon gained 1500 ft. in three miles. Well, we climbed 3000 ft. in over ten miles getting away from that beautiful slash in the earth. Then, the store at the bottom of the canyon was closed because the owner was attending a workshop in Albuquerque! The hard part about that was that we were depending on the store to resupply our water supply. As it was, we went 90 miles in 2 days with less than a gallon of water each. Mike Moye has posted a detailed journal of the trip complete with pictures and in his own inimitable style. Please check it out. Tomorrow we have to climb out of Globe and then camp out someplace around Mammoth.

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