What was I thinking? I started with a base weight of about 15 pounds. Wait I need room for meat. It may rain, I'll bring the heavy tent. Lets see if I can double my base. Add a tripod that I'll do it. Let's see add 20 pounds of water and (a few pounds of food) steak,chicken,fish. Now I'm ready.
I played kick the cactus within the first 300 yards or so. But I had heard of this magical mud so I wasn't worried. I can't wait to see that blue-green water. I even wore a teal shirt in honor of it. Like Joe said it was a milky chocolate blueberry. Well maybe next time with a lighter pack and cooler weather and sherpa.
Are we there yet? The last 1/2 mile, I was hurting. The last 100 yards felt like an hour
maybe it was.
I went straight to the water and put my feet in. Now I feel better. We ate lunch, than Berk and I headed out to Big Falls...no I mean Big Canyon. Berk lead the way thru willows and quicksand
. Berk took the high road in search of Emeralds. We then went back to base camp an set a mouse trap in case I didn't have enough meat.
Time to cool off and head for "Mud Island". People pay big money for a mud bath. I just paid in sweat. Man was it awesome. Time for dinner. Is it ever going to cool off? Sleep time 10pm... is it ever going to cool off. I woke up after a couple hours and that was it for sleep. I think I'll go to the river. The tides brought the level up 3 feet or so I seemed
. Must be that lack of sleep thing
We made a unanimous decision to leave at first light. I cooked breakfast and ate a few candy bars and was feeling pretty good. I drank a lot of water and after my first cache still felt good. Then I found another 1/2 liter in my pack
. But it still wasn't enough and I drank some flavored salt water
. The last push was hard with that heavy pack, but Joe gave me some more water that helped alot. I needed a cough drop to get saliva back in my mouth. I'm on top wait Joe's still higher...dang
. I kicked the cactus. I'm almost there.. I see a mirage... no its Joe with a liter of water for me
. AAHHHHH A/C. Three liters later were in Flag. How is your day going?...How's your week? Fred Flinstone would of been proud of the burgers we ate.
The storm in Camp Verde was awesome...wait it was before that.
Bed at 730 and I was
before my head hit the pillow.
Great adventure with Joe and his aliases..Berk(Sept 2009 HAZ thread poster of the month)..Reavis Apple guy..amongst others.
Its like a Flatiron
just heavier. Not sure what that means.