I know I need to contain myself but I’m so excited/anxious to get started putting one foot in front of the other….. I cant sleep, (and I never have sleep issues) I dream all night long about every aspect of what I imagine is coming. I can still EAT a mean meal though!! Whew!!
I had all my gear depacked AGAIN in the living room and my wife and I were going over every ounce trying to squeeze out any last second luxuries! I wanted to leave the body wipes and just embrace the magic of the manly scent that only thru hikers can relate to. My wife insisted they go with me if only to spare my fellow hikers the pain of close proximity!
After all the discussions pro/con, we did find ways to lighten the load a bit more and that’s it….. 31 lbs with 5 day supply of food. (No water). I could get it to 30lbs but just starting out I didn’t want to run out of groceries… I like my groceries !!
Here is what she looks like all nice and clean, packed perfectly, that wont last long !!