Travelling from L.A. airport to the starting point of the CDT by rental car,Greyhound bus and then a minivan. Four days before we start the trail.
Leaving Blythe early after coffee and breakfast at McDonald’s. Plan is to get to Tucson where we will drop off our rental car and proceed to the next town Lordsburg the following day.
Just finished shopping at Walmart for my food supplies, total of 15 days but not to be carried at once, five days worth of food starting at the Mexican border and the rest to be put in post boxes and forward ahead for me to two locations.
Sunday: Unreliable Greyhound bus service
Lazy morning and breakfast at the hotel was basic but ok. Catching the Greyhound bus to Lordburg which will take just over two hours. On arrival to the Greyhound station we were told that the bus has broken down and reschedule to 8pm, 6-7 hours extra we have to sit about and wait. NOT HAPPY. now looking at other options of getting to Lordburg.
We did some research and as Lordburg being remote, there was no other transport heading that way on Sunday, except taxis.
The taxi driver was a type I wouldn’t trust in a heartbeat, changing the price and wanting us to pay upfront which wasn’t going to happen. Along the way he talked and talked, thankfully I really didn’t understand what he was talking about as I didn’t have the local knowledge or understand the politics so I was happy for Ken to entertain him.
Lordsburg is a small dusty town with a couple of fast food outlets and hotels. Hot and uncomfortable during the day and in 6 days time will be passing through this town to resupply and to freshen up with a stay for the night in the hotel .
Posting my packages off to two post location with one carrying my food and warm cloths with crampon for the snow and ice axe.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, we start the trail with a 3 hours drive to th start point.
Next upset on this blog is in five days