Snakes and Downed Trees
Today was another long day and consisted of snakes and downed trees. I saw one kingsnake and two rattlesnakes along the way. I lost count of how many down trees, some of which I had to use my saw on to clear dead branches out of the way before the horses could cross them. But nothing was too challenging, so that was a relief.
I did miss a turn-off while in Saguaro National Park so that added an extra three miles to what was supposed to be a 26 mile day, and we didn't get to camp till 9pm. It was a great camp, though, in the bottom of a wash, and the horses passed out and lay down a lot in the soft sand.