At 1:40 AM this morning my phone started ringing and a photo of an adult sitting in a pink Barbie Power Wheels (made for 3-5 yr olds) in the California desert pops up on my screen… Ah, finally, it is Em! The first thing she says to my sleepy voice is, “wake up, wake up, wake up!” Like she had not just completed a nine day off road event. The updates were positive. Team Miller Fisher finished in 12th place overall.
“We are happy with where we finished but we really would have loved to end up in the top 10 and we lost that on our first day with navigation errors.” Emily commented. “This continues to be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. An unbelievably tough event. Days were SO long, almost impossible to get all of the checkpoints.”
Emily and Wendy transfer to Essaouira today for the ceremonial finish tomorrow.