Safety Checkpoint is a warm and welcoming place. Joe runs the place and welcomes everyone with a story. Visitors from near and far visit the Roadhouse and leave a dollar bill with their name on it stapled to one of the walls.
On the way out to Safety and back again, we viewed some completely different biomes than I have seen so far this trip. There were gravel pits and estuaries and creeks that are usually three feet wide, now showing up at about 30 feet wide with overflow. The sun was coming up and the moon going down, but I think you could see both all the time.
It was a bumpy trip, but well worth the rock and roll of being back on the trail.