I found out last night everyone was getting free socks and snacks from the Keen vendors who showed up later in the day. Wish I would have known that before I dropped 20 bucks on a pair of socks. Lesson learned...
I'm worried about getting a ride back to scissors crossing. Right now the ride board shows one person taking people back but there's a list of about 20 who need a ride. I think today will be a day of planning for tomorrow. I want to get an early start since I'll have to drive back to the trail. That way I'll beat the heat and get some solid miles in to make it to warmer springs in two days.
The trail angel stocking the water cache at scissors crossing is stopping as of last Wednesday because people have left a ton of garbage and a couch. He was getting pressure from the rangers to clean everything up so he's just going to stop all together. This means a 32 mile waterless stretch for everyone just starting out. I lucked out because I only have to make it 22 miles. I'm at scissors crossing tonight and it's looking like a long windy/sandy night.
Here's a shot of the class of 2014.