Monday, August 8, 2011

Badwater Bill is on the Move

Hello to all Badwater Bill's friends, family, and followers. I will be reporting the details of Bill's journey as I receive updates from Deborah and the crew. We talked last night before they were going to bed  - their hope was to "try" to get some rest before the adventure began. The predominant mood was "Let's get this thing started." Mentally, Bill and the crew were upbeat and ready to go.

6:15 a.m. - Today Badwater Bill began his second crossing of Death Valley to Mt. Whitney. Temperatures were expected to start in the upper 80's or low 90's. Expected high today ~118 degrees. As you can see, his feet are all taped up - no problems to begin with - just a preventive measure.

As Bill undertakes the arduous trek across Death Valley, I'm sure he'd love to hear your thoughts, comments, and other words of encouragement. And, when I talk with Deborah (whenever she can give me updates), I'll be sure to relay to her your comments to help keep Bill focused on his goal. 


  1. Hey Bill--Thinking about ya as you journey forth on your double crossing. You've had all of that time in the hot box, so 118? No sweat, you're conditioned without air conditioning. I'll be following so share your thoughts with the official scribes. Stay strong, keep the faith, hydrate, and refuel--and don't eat that banana bread on the roadside (!)
    8/8/11 most meaningful and auspicious. Vaya Con Dios.
    Roz from Chicago

  2. Go Bill go!!
    Enjoy the journey.

  3. My uncle Arnold (Bad Water Bill) died at the Grand Canyon around 1974. His favorite mule is buried on what was his fathers apple orchard above El Camino Ca. he represented the state of Nevada at travel shows for years.