back to Santa Fe for reprovisioning
The heat was getting unpleasant, even at 8,200ft. So I waited until sundown when temps dropped and made the run back to Santa Fe. Firework explosions everywhere from July 4th celebrations.
I hit the superwalmart for basic reprovisioning.
another locked spigot
Pulled up at the gas station where I used to be able to simultaneously gas up and take on water. The spigot was locked. :-( I went to a kiosk and took on ~20 gallons. The cost wasn’t excessive but it’s much slower than filling with a spigot.
shower and departure the next morning
Stealthed near the gym and took a nice shower. I soaked long enough to let the nailbrush get the dirt out of all the crannies. D/L’ed my pending media.
Before driving off I was walking Muffin and noticed a small tree with red blobs in it. Hmmm. Smelled, squished, tasted: they were semi-sweet cherries. I don’t think I’ve ever seen cherries on the tree before.
camping at 10,000ft
Zero Verizon, intermittent 1 bar of T-MO. So no pics on this post because I can’t upload anything.
[edit: next day I got signal on a hike. Uploaded pics and will inject them here. ]
There are several creeks so I lugged a few gallons of water back to the van. I used it to give Muffin a bath, her first one in about a year.