Day 003 Thru Hachita into the middle of nowhere

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Subject: Hachita day 3, 20 mi, elev 2560

Mailing Address:

Ken or Marcia Powers
C/O Hachita Food Mart
and Country Store
Hachita, NM 88040

CDT through hiker
Estimated Pick-up Date 4/30/2002
They charge $4 to hold up to 4 packages. Also will provide transportation to/from the border for $45 (50 cents/mile). Check with them as these rates may change. Will hold packages 365 days.

Also the Post Office will hold packages for 2 weeks (longer if you call).

Ken or Marcia Powers
C/O General Delivery
US Post Office
Hachita, NM 88040

Town stop; get food, drink coke, figure out water and mail film and maps. Send Pocketmail. Having a good time powered by brownies from a friend. 11:00 time for the PO and Gotta Walk

Before we left Hachita 3 CDT hikers came into town. Ishmael has printed our itinerary off the web so he knew our names. We had emailed Annie and the Salesman and were looking forward to meeting them. We stayed for lunch then did more road walk out of town while they waited for the day to cool. We hiked in a stiff headwind to the divide. First crossing of the Continental Divide and it was only 4710 feet. Then we got to something new – cross-country through skin ripping but sparse plants. We’re camped it the middle of nothing and face more bushwhack tomorrow. Not a bad 20 miles.

… Gottawalk

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