Here it is! The pack's been packed away since 2010, but there are two short sections of the upcoming hike that Marie and I will need to backpack due to lack of road access to spot cars for day hikes.
Marie has some back problems, and had decided she couldn't backpack any more. But, we are going to pack light, and since the stretches are short we won't have to lug a full 5-6 days of food. We think this is do-able. I love to backpack, but that doesn't change the fact that I haven't done any since 2010.
So today, I got Shamu out and loaded it up with 28 pounds of stuff (bags of sugar and flour, large water bottles), and hiked around out back for 30 minutes. Can we say "out of shape?" Made my hips hurt. I'll need to be quite serious about hiking every day and working up to at least 35 pounds.
Very, very slowly, spring is trying to crawl back. Down by the creek one marsh marigold is trying to bloom.
And the tops of the apple trees are decorated with meadow larks, although he was chilly, and not singing.
In other news, I finished the cleanup from the roof job, and worked a little bit on a shed that has to come down. Mostly assessing how on earth I can do that, safely.
|Hike Planning Report|
|Worked some more on the itinerary. Have all maps now, and it's all done except for some possible small tweaks. |
Planned the food for the hike.
Got out Shamu and hiked 30 minutes with 28 pounds.
|See The Meadowlarks Arrive|
|if you like this blog, click the +1 |