May 30. Got an good start, hit the trail at 6am. Slept super good. Second night in the new tent… Maybe it was the early time to go to bed…
The new tent is awesome. Actually bigger inside than the MSR. Pitching it was easy so far.
Rock formations in the morning sun
Today would be a day where we would be fully relying on water caches. There was only one off trail spring in case of emergency.
Hot day with soft sandy trail – not much shade today.
Only Joshua trees provide some shade
Carried two liters only, first stop after 7 miles at the the next water cache at mile 616. Took three liters from there for the 15 miles to the next water cache and planned tentsite for today at Bird Spring pass, mile 631.
At mile 621.5 is the 1000 KM marker… Now that’s an achievement… 😁👍🏻😜
Lunch break at mile 622, combined with longer siesta. Limited shade, everyone tries to hide under a Joshua tree.
Album of today: The Joshua Tree – U2
Bird Spring pass was very exposed in the wind. We were glad to see that there was sufficient water in the cache, bit finding a protected spot for the tents would not be easy.
I pitched mine at a not so optimal spot… The ground was really soft and the wind was strong. I tried to give additional hold for the stakes with several rocks… But not too much improvement. The tent kept flapping in the wind and I would have very little sleep that night.