LAST TIME I TOOK THE CREW UP ON SAN JUAN TRAIL, we shed a lot of blood. It was summer. And so dry. The DG (decomposed granite) was like ice. The sides of the trail like a Makita grinder. The thick brush wasn't much better. But, that's how a I like it.
Everybody returned with scrapes and gashes.
I warned 'em the first time that they'd come back with a tale to tell, with proof they're alive, lingering memories. The trail delivered.
Shocking few wanted to go tomorrow.
This time I promised it wouldn't hurt. Not because we've improved orr skills, not because we've seen the trail before... because it actually rained in California!
Rain on most trails means things are gonna be worse.
Rain on SJT means hero dirt,
lots of gripping and ripping,
... like a powder day,
or glassy 6' surf...
If you repent... 8am at the trail head!