After completing the Pacific Crest Trail on September 13, 2015, I came back down to Arizona to hike the section of the loop between the Arizona Trail and the Continental Divide Trail on the Grand Enchantment Trail. Seemed like a good idea, but I got down here too late and an unseasonably cold, wet and snowy winter has me thinking otherwise. The GET in these sections climbs as high as 10,000 feet and up there the snow is feet deep.
So I am headed to lower elevations and warmer climes to continue hiking in the Mohave Desert. The next link in the loop is a short 100 mile traverse of Joshua Tree National Park. I have been wanting to do this hike for years, so I am quite excited to be on the trail again. That this is a part of the loop is just fitting with my goals.