Trail Handbook and Maps!!

Howdy!!!!

So excited, my PCT handbook and maps have arrived!!!!

I have ordered Yogi’s PCT handbook.

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Hikers swear by this book, i can’t wait to dive in and get some words of wisdom!!!

I also ordered Halfmile’s PCT maps.

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This thing is heavy!!! I will be splitting these up until sections and mailing them in my resupply boxes. I will also be downloading Halfmile’s app to use on the trail.

 

With the kit i ordered i also got a few little fun tidbits:

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10 PCT post cards

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Town resupply cards, so much great info!!!!

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And somewhat oddly a bright orange spoon………..

 

Now that i have gotten these i can start the intense planning of about how many miles per day and my resupply stops. I will do that over the next month and let you know when i have my resupply stops planned and the approximate dates.

 

Talk to you soon!!!!!

 

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1st training hike

Good Morning Everyone!!!!

Two days ago my mom and I did our first “training” hike together (she has been doing small laps around the block by herself before i got here). Now when i say training i mean we got up at 5:45ish and were out the door around 6:10 and did a 1.5 mile loop around the neighborhood twice, for a total of 3 miles. We walked at a medium pace so it took us about an hour to complete.

We also stopped to talk to two neighbors and watch some wild horses ๐Ÿ™‚

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I wore my hiking shoes to get used to them again, i will definitely need to break them back in. I am hoping these hiking shoes will last me about 400-500 miles. Normally with new shoes you hope they will last you about 700+ miles, but i have had these shoes for about 5 years. My shoes have gone to Costa Rica and Peru with me and have done local hikes in Nevada and Oregon, so my fingers are crossed for 400-500, which means………its a woman’s favorite thing (well one of them)…..i get to go SHOE SHOPPING soon ๐Ÿ™‚ hahahaha.

This will be the first of many training hikes because we need to get mom (and me) used to hiking higher milage everyday with packs on our back full of weight. As our hikes get a little longer and more difficult ill post some more ๐Ÿ™‚

So i leave you will another picture of beautiful wild horses

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Yes, this was later that day out of my car window lol

 

Talk to you soon!!!

Videos of me, attempt #1 was a semi-fail

Hello!!

Just a little FYI

So i made a little video yesterday to experiment with doing videos on my phone and getting them uploaded. I couldn’t get it uploaded and it took me a full day to figure out how to upgrade to videopress like it said i had to do in order to post video’s from my phone…..oh wait it $60 to upgrade to videopress for a year.

Fear not, you will see dorky, awkward videos of me (and mom) on the trail and before hahaha. You just wont see them until the Feb/March time. I am going to wait until then to purchase the videopress upgrade.

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