Classes were cancelled due to snow! As happy as I was to sleep in it also stressed me out a little since school is so important to me this time around. Oh well. Deep breathe and let it go.
I had a delicious breakfast
Got some studying done
My roommate brought me back a little snack from her trip to Peru
I walked to the store again because the streets were still icy and why risk it in a car. I needed to get some stuff for the white chicken chili I’m gonna put in the slow cooker tomorrow morning to simmer away all day.
My bags were considerably heavier walking, i should have brought a backpack to carry the groceries back more comfortably.
Walking on the paths in the snow made me think of the PCT, I miss it. A definite goal for me this year is to get out and hike at least 100 miles of it, hopefully more.
Two days in a row delivering packages and I have never felt more tired in my life. The trail didn’t even compare to this.
The trail is fast approaching! With that I am gathering up the last few things I need.
Got my watch, which tells the date and time as well as being water resistant to 100m. I already tested it in the shower to make sure it can survive in the rain.
Got some cheap and lightweight camp shoes……I know, my socks and tights are awesome too hahaha!
My gaiters, I was drawn to the honeycomb design, hopefully that is a good sign…..
Gaiters are things that go over the top of your shoes to help prevent rocks from getting in.
We got ours from Dirty Girl Gaiters.
Colapsable, lightweight trowel……I think you can figure out what that’s for…..here’s a hint, there are no toilets in the wilderness.
These give me electrolytes and energy.
Cute postcards to send to friends and family!
Cold weather gloves….on clearance at REI 🙂
This was my mom’s suggestion, you dip it in cold water and put it on your neck to stay cool.
Cheap clearance goggles! These are for those crazy windy days…..and yes they happen and it gets that crazy windy.
Necklaces to wear on the full moon and new moon…..gotta stay in touch with nature. Moonstone and labradorite (I think I spelled that right)
Oh my goodness, mom and I start the trail in 3 weeks!!!!!
With that being said it is time to start upping our water intake.
On dry spots on the trail when you get to a water source you’ camel up’. This means that you clean your water then drink as much as possible then clean more to take with you.
Doing this means you stay hydrated longer, you don’t have to dip into your water stash until later in your day.
With that little background now stated we can talk about why mom and I need to start drinking more water before we even start the trail.
Most people are never fully hydrated, we get some water fro, the coffee we drink and soda etc. But still most of us don’t get the full amount of water our bodies need to function at their optimal level.
Something that will help us in the desert is to be fully hydrated when we start.
Today is March 16. This week’s goal will be to drink 1 liter of water every day…..that is not including any coffee or other beverages, just pure water.
My camelbak is one liter. That is 32oz or 4 full glasses of water.
For the 2 weeks before the trail the goal will be double that, so 2 litters of water a day. That will get us to full hydration. …….at least according to science lol.
Care to do it with us? I promise all it can do is help you 🙂
Talk to you soon!