The weather has been as great as advertised. I didn’t ride far, only 34 miles, but it was up ALL day, killed me. Again, maybe 10 cars, and a few trucks, all day.
Last time I rode Box Canyon, it was downhill, a lot more enjoyable. It’s still beautiful this direction. If it rains they usually close this road, it can get 5 ft. (1 1/2 m) of rushing water through the canyon.
I tried hitchhiking the last 7 miles, no luck. I stuck my thumb out and two Asian tourist thought I was giving them the “OK” thumbs up-they both gave me a thumbs up, back. Oh Well.
I talked with the park ranger about camping. She said the whole park is full. I mentioned maybe “sharing” someone’s site, she said no way. What am I suppose to do then? I thought park rangers were suppose to help? So I rode 35 miles to the first campground and found a site to “share”. Then I met someone with a truck and bike rack and he gave me a ride to JUMBO ROCKS campground (better campground). It took me a few minutes but I found someone again, to share the site. They left on Saturday, so I claimed the site and shared the site, since I had no car. I have to admit, I put a fun group of people together.
Thanks for reading.
NEXT: 29 Palms to Roy’s route 66 stop, then Tecopa Hot Springs