Ken or Marcia Powers
C/O General Delivery
US Post Office
816 W Santa Fe
Grants, NM 87020
CDT through hiker
Estimated Pick-up Date 5/19/2002
Will hold packages 30 days.
5/17, Day 21, 17 miles
After 2 hard days we decided to go directly into Grants via hiway NM 53. It was 17 miles of paved road with a fair amount of traffic.
We hit San Rafael just before noon. We stopped at a convenience store that was just being opened. Thank God their sodas and water were cold! They were having trouble getting the water turned on (no toilets), no ice cream machine, cash register did not work. The people were really nice and helpful though. We wish them well in their new venture.
Made it into Grants at about 1:30 pm. First building was McDonalds. Of course we couldn’t pass it up. After eating we walked to the post office (it had moved since we were here last July). We got 6 packages. The PO lady asked if we had a blow-up person in our packs to help carry them all.