Checked in with Mike last night; even though him and Bob Pelikan (Sighted Guide) were covered in SNOW (yes it does snow in Arizona) and hammered with strong winds they reached their 24 mile goal in time to enjoy a hot shower and dinner in Flagstaff as a reward.
Mike has told me that his leg is feeling great and he is ready to push out 20+ mile days from here on out. He also said that the terrain has gotten a lot easier as the northern part of the Arizona trail is known to be much more travelled and less rugged than the southern sections.
I will keep everyone updated on his progress as I find out, and I will be joining Mike to guide him from Saturday – Tuesday so you can expect Spot Checkin’s again starting Saturday.
Also here is a video taken by Bob when he joined us during the Mazatzal Divide