I am taking a break to rest and wished to send a message to everyone.
I passed Desolation Point in the Relapse Rocks this morning.
I was glad to not see anyone laying on the rocks below.
We repaired some minor damage to the trail and re-marked the dropoff to make it more visible and safer.
I am at an oasis just past there now.
We found extensive damage to one of the storage cairns. I couldn't determine if there were any supplies missing though.
We are rebuilding it now and also building several others. I have a lot of supplies to offload here and at all the oasis.
We will clean the waterhole of vegetation that has fallen in and deepen it a little if possible. I wish there to be plenty of water for thirsty travelers at all times.
More Bedoins have gone out to scout the trail for danger.
I have received no reports of Nic and his gang for several days. I hope this will last for a long time, but, Nic can strike at any time.
I have heard that many new travelers are heading out on the trail. To them I send this message.
Keep a sharp watch for any traps or pitfalls laid for you. They can be anywhere on the trail. Nic and his bunch have many traps they can lay for you.
I must continue my work here now.
My predecessor, The Old Goat, left me with these words which I pass on to you, " Keep them away from your face. You can't smoke them that way."
Travel safe my friends, and remember this....
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master