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2009 AT Gear List

March 18th, 2010 No comments

Not sure if any one cares but I finally posted my gear list from last year.  It was suppose to be lighter but after I packed the whole thing up I think it was heavier than the year before…
2009 AT Gear List

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AT on the mind

March 18th, 2010 No comments

OK, it looks like spring may really  be here! It has be warm (60+°) for 4 days now. All the snow is gone and I’m thinking about hiking.  However snow is in the forcast for this weekend.  A week ago I was hoping for a big storm so I could use my new skis one more time but it looks it will only be a few inches so I hope it melts fast.

I have started running again to get into shape.  I need to loose some weight as I will need to carry some of the load from my daughter who is going with me on the AT.  She weighs 70lbs (soaking wet) and taking 20% means that she can carry about 14lbs. That is not much!  Here bookbag weight more.  I have a line on some used gear for that may save some dough. I’ll need to get her some boots ASAP so we can hit the trail and see how she will do.

Got an appointment with a podiatrist next week to see what can be done about my foot pains from last year.  This should be fun as I try to remember where it was hurting.

Still looking hiking for 3 weeks this year.  Leaving on the June 11th so we can be on the trail on the 12th and be back home by July 3 (or so)

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