Plaid pants wrote:
From the blog:
"Alvin turned up within a half an hour in his shiny new pick-up. He soon got us out of there and we were very lucky, by all accounts. If weâ€™d been in a Chevy, by all accounts, weâ€™d never have gotten out. Ford RVâ€™s are â€˜strong as shitâ€™ apparently. Rob had called on the mobile since and told us to meet him in Laughlin. Once weâ€™d gotten out we headed out to the 95 and to Laughlin. A shortish drive through the early morning heat took us to Nevada and the town of Laughlin. Goodbye California. One state down, 13 more to go. Weâ€™re making progress.
In Laughlin when Rob turned up and we met at the Riverside RV park, his lips were parched and he was tired but in good spirits. Apparently he had scrambled off road again, through the desert, over a big hill. I wish weâ€™d been there to see it but we were just glad he had made it, as he always does. The tracker, in response to a couple of queries on social media, had remained in the RV during our separation, which it does much of the time. Itâ€™s purpose is for folk to see where we are at, at any given time, not to measure speed, mileage or performance â€“ thatâ€™s what the GPS watch is for."
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So if you read this, what he actually says is to meet him in Laughlin, and then he eventually "turns up" - which at least implies that they got to Laughlin before him.
Bottom line: without him wearing a GPS watch, there is no way to prove or disprove what he ran that day.
If they are leaving from the same place and ended up in the same place, than either:
a) RY got there first
b) They passed RY on the route and did not slow down to support him
c) Rob got to 95 before they could get there and then cut across the Dead Mountains Wilderness area, which looks like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Mountains#/media/File:Dead_Mountains_3.jpg
We don't need GPS data in order to apply common sense. What they claimed to do on that day is impossible, and all of the evidence they've supplied only further supports that impossibility.