CDT Day 108: Mexico or Bust
The warmest morning I have had on trail in…months. Maybe the entire trail actually. Of course it would finally warm up at the very end. The sunrise is beautiful.
I start hiking and do some bushwacking through the cactus until I end up on a dirt road.
Did I mention today is my last day on the trail? Whoops, might have forgot to mention that. My dad had planned to pick me up at the terminus and sure enough I hear a noise and turn around and there he is driving up the road behind me. After a quick reunion I tell him I’ll see him at the end and he drives off and I follow behind. Before long I come upon his truck stopped and we both try to figure out how someone is supposed to drive this “road” farther, since it’s basically a wash. He decides to head back and try another road and I just do my thing and keep walking. Perks of being on your feet- you can go just about anywhere. The day goes pretty smoothly, only get lost a couple times. Only get one bad cut from a cactus.
The day is hot (finally!) and I stop to take a break under the only shade tree around for miles. I hang out with some bulls.
I walk through al the cool washes.
I skirt some neat mountains.
And then push on until in the early evening I finally make it. To the terminus.
To the end.
Not quite what I thought it would look like, but it never does.
The road on the other side of the fence is actually better than the American road! My dad found his way there and I am more than excited to have a ride home and not have to walk the 25 miles back to the highway and hitchhike. I hang out with the monument for a bit, but after walking 3,000 miles, a little stone structure doesn’t mean to much. All the memories were made on the way. Eventually, we jump in the truck and drive away… classically into a beautiful desert sunset.
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