August 15, 2013
Zero Day in Rawlins, WY
Ahh, how nice not to wake up to an alarm this morning! After complimentary breakfast at the diner next door I made my way to the PO to pick up my package and also pick up an SD card reader to upload pictures. After that trip (my major goal for the day) I came back to the hotel to repackage my food and get things mostly packed up to head out early tomorrow morning.
According to information from other hikers it is 30-35 miles to the next water source that isn't alkaline/saline (gives you the runs) so that will be my goal for the day. After that I hope to do 30/day to get to Steamboat Springs. I can't wait to get out of this desert landscape and back to some nice forested hiking, at least for a little while. I suppose that has something to do with being born and raised in the Northwest.
One more night in a nice soft bed before heading out and I am going to enjoy every minute of it.