22:05 05Jun2017 There is no internet here, I’m blogging offline.
This was to be a short and easy day – 31 miles to Marathon. In the morning, I visited the Bike Store, even though I knew it would be closed on Monday.
I also looked at a couple of the Alpine drugstores to see whether any carred After Bite (anhydrous ammonia for insect bites). Nope.
In Marathon, my first stop was the post office, to mail a few things home. It was 2:00 by then, and the manual window was only open until 2:30. Merrianne, a package should arrive for you, shortly. One of the items in there is for you – you’ll know which one.
I then proceeded to the La Loma Del Chivo hostel on the other side of the tracks, where the normal people live.
Juan showed me the bathroom, which was a different building from the sleeping quarters. There is even a hot shower – you just have to turn the propane on before getting in, and turn it off when you get out. I had to extract a 2″ jumping spider from the tub, and a 1/2″ one. They couldn’t escape because the walls were too slippery. I just put them out onto the bath house floor.
Tomorrow’s goal is Sanderson, which is 56 miles away with no services in-between. Much of the latter part is downhill, however. I hope to leave early in the morning.