This week marked ten weeks until the Kick Off party. Ten weeks feels like a very long time and not much time. And in the same confusing way I feel ready for this hike and not ready. If I was to leave tomorrow I’d be okay. Most of the things left on my lists I could get by without doing—there are some exceptions like I still need a bear canister—but others are niceties, improvements, or they are style choices (like the mail drops).
During the week I worked more on my food. I checked out a health food store and quickly BJ’s wholesale looking for cheap bulk goods. Adding to my food stores is something I need to put more time into pretty soon. The dehydrating is a tedious process, but I’m enjoying the outcome. The Lentil Tapenade that I shared a recipe for is fantastic. I keep nibbling on the dry portions.
I discovered that I need to work on my dinners. I was looking through my list to pick a meal to try out and none of them were sparking my interest. If I don’t want to eat the meal fresh at home, I’m not going to want to eat it on the trail.
|My printed Halfmile Maps|
Yesterday my Mom and I started one of my simple sewing projects, but of course the sewing machine is on the fritz, so that has been put on hold.
My lists, updated:
My lists, updated:
Things to Buy: Things To Make, Modify, or Repair:
Short sleeve hiking shirt Hygiene ditty bag
Sports bra Tent modification and repair
Running shorts Tent stuff sack modification
Watch Things to Do:
planning handbook/ Trail handbook
Hiking shoes Prep resupply boxes
Apply for permits
Bear canister Wash sleeping bag
Ice axe (most likely) Break handbook and maps up into sections
MicroSpikes Taxes (not strictly PCT but needs to be done)
And I really want to go on a hike. I am getting so tired of the gym. I need a 15-20 mile section on the Florida Trail to take my pack for a hike.