RENEGADE RAMBLE. Day 9: 7.6 Miles
Total Mileage Thus Far: 72.9 Miles
I am seeking $20 donations for each mile but will accept any amount: ProtectOurPreserve.org/donate. We only need another $3000 to meet our goal of $25,000 by the end of July!
Brown’s Ranch Trailhead. Hackamore Trail. Rustler Trail. Upper Ranch Trail. Powerline Road #2. Again on Hackamore Trail. Cone Mountain Trail. Upper Ranch Trail. Cone Mountain Trail. Return to Trailhead on Hackamore Trail.
I am planning a rather long hike tomorrow, so I did a couple of short loops this morning. I was lucky enough to speak with over a dozen people, several of whom were the victims of the DDCI misinformation campaign. I am happy to report that respectful discourse is still valuable and fruitful in our society at a local level. Each of the three people I talked to were open to new information, and one even asked for extra flyers to pass around in his sphere.
On Hackamore Trail the gentle percussive tune of a family of birds taking flight among the chirping choir was interrupted by the drone of a drilling rig on Powerline Road #2 with a truck from Hark Drilling, Inc. Not sure what their business is, but I’ve included a photo of their rig and a video of the front loader also crawling along the same trail.