The Problem of Water
In the last post, I shared how Jesse’s supplies of food and water are running low. This was getting to be a concern for him when he ran across the Chicoine family, who is finishing up an adventure of their own. Four members of the Chicoine family have been running a marathon a day, that’s right, I said a marathon a day, across the US and Canada to raise awareness and money for their cause called Marathon of Health. The other four members of the family are their support team.
Well, Jesse met up with them on the trail and shared his story. When they heard about his concern for food and water, they went into their RV and gave him a gallon of water and some food! What a blessing and many thanks to this wonderful family. If you get a chance, check out their Marathon of Health.
Later that same day, a passing motorist stopped and gave Jesse a half gallon of water, so both of these events helped tide him over until he reached the …
Yes, Jesse is nearing Rice, CA, and he reached the aqueduct which runs along the trail piping water into Southern California. He was able to get into the aqueduct and filled up a gallon jug of water. He says, however, that it’s not an easy task. He has to scale a fence and then there’s a really steep drop off down to the water. (If Jesse says it’s not easy, that means it’s really hard, ‘cuz he’s very good at climbing, jumping and scaling things!) But the good news is that he was able to get water and that will help with the food problem. He has lots of packets of instant oatmeal, so he can boil the water from the aqueduct on his camp stove to make oatmeal.
So, if he’s nearing Rice, CA, that puts him about 35 miles from Parker! Hopefully, he’ll make it by the end of this week. He’s ready to see some civilization again and get a shower. He was really excited because he got two more donations at his First Giving site, which puts him at almost $2,ooo raised!
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