Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thoughts from Off the Trail

The most pervasive thought in my mind was that the trip was amazing, the time on the trail (and away from work) was so healing. The views were outstanding and the weather...despite the cold weather and high winds...was amazing, there was not a drop of rain the entire trip.

The trip enabled me to clear my mind and focus on something other than work.

What I learned:
  • 17 - 18 miles a day is too much for my 33 year old flatlander knees. 10 - 12 miles a day is perfect for having time to sleep in at the beginning of the day and wind down at the end of the day.
  • 1/2 pound of gorp will last 3 days.
  • Shoes make great storage for acorns.
  • 2 energy bars (I like Cliff and Odwalla) a day is good, 3 or 4 is better.
  • I can get my pack weight down to 25 lbs if I need to.
  • You can hike in Crocs, it is not preferable but it is possible.

1 comment:

Meghann said...

next time I need to store some acorns, I now know where to hide them :)