Day 121

Pavement marking pointing to river access

July 25th, 2010


  1. Ed In MN says:

    Did you stop for a refill?
    Interesting way to mark a water access.

  2. Stephen says:

    Good morning Hobo Nation!!! I wanted to be a first post and here it is!!! Love the photos Matt and looking forward to seeing you at the finish line!!!

  3. Some of us, me, have been in church for the day. Gotta get that in, good for my soul. Congrats you guys on being first today.
    As far as the water marking, what more do you need? It’s simple and to the point. : ) I like it.

    • Stephen says:

      I’m not from any type of farming background, but with some of the areas Matt has gone through, I thought this might be for farmers or ranchers to lead cattle toward drinking water. Just a speculation; I could be (and probably am) completely wrong!!!!

    • Don in Tennessee says:


      Iam with you.

      I was in chruch and Sunday School. It is still very HOT here so I guess you could say I have been lazy today.

  4. Christine says:

    Sometimes if there is going to be construction, even digging up trees or putting a sprinkler system in, the gas company comes out and marks the gas lines like this. Maybe there is going to be some sort of construction and the water lines are marked. Again, just a guess.

  5. Nate says:

    Thirsty, Matt? Incidentally, how are you handling the water situation? I gather you are filling up along the way. Do you have a filter system for between-civilization places?

  6. Jeff says:

    Nate, Matt carries tablets for purification if needed. His father says he calls ahead or plans ahead his water stops around his walk…..

    so is there confusion on whether the arrow is pointing to a under water H2O or to the river. Matt says the river in his headline…so it could just be a water access point for boats and fisherman. That is my guess

    • charlie says:

      because, what, the state could not afford to put up a road sign? i don’t think so. besides, drivers would not be looking down at the road.

    • Nate says:

      I guess people might be stashing the water for him along the drier runs. There are stretches of the PCT in California that are un-walkable without volunteer-maintained water caches along the way.

  7. Don in Tennessee says:


    You are diluting this issue with way to much water!.

    I am just glad that Matt remembered from Chemistry class 101 that H20 is beer, I mean water.

    Hope you have had a good day.
    Stay in touch!

  8. Hi,

    I’ve seen your pictures through the flickr blog and I just finished reading your whole blog. Amazing feats you’re doing. I dded you to my reader. Good luck!

  9. Lori says:

    It’s just a road crew marking for water lines under the pavement. Getting ready to do some road work.

  10. Jeff says:

    hmmm as visitors to Matts pictorial it does not matter ..All we know are two things…1) h20 is to the right. 2) matt says there is a arrow pointing towards the river.

    Who cares about anything else. Don is kind of right..H20 could mean anything. Heck it could have been a sign for matt to turn there. He is 92% h20 too….

  11. Dennis in So Cal says:

    First thing that came to my mind was a water station for some maraton or 10K…a sign for those folks who run with their eyes focused on the pavement.

  12. Carolyn says:

    actually, it’s probably a marking for a ride they do called ‘double divide’ or any other of the supported road bike tours. Montana has a lot of road bikers touring..

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