What should 31 August be?
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National Diatomaceous Earth Day
National Matchmaker Day
National Trail Mix Day
National We Love Memoirs Day
National Love Litigating Lawyers Day.
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Do you have actual plans to do the whole thing yet or is it still a dream at this stage?39w
- A little of both. 2017 or 18 most likely, starting in spring (march) ending in fall (september to october depending on rate of hiking), trying to figure out how to bring painting supplies without overdoing the weight... got my pack down to 42 lb. (with art supplies), which isn't terrible, but I still have some old gear I would like to replace with lighter/newer gear... mostly the tent is the main contender for replacement right now. Looking into getting a Solong 6 which weighs 1 lb 14.6 oz.. My current tent I have had for 20 years and weighs 11 lb 12.3 oz. Or contemplating the tent all together and going with a lightweight hammock/tarp set up.
Might also have to premail the art supplies to First stop of the trail because the first part is the 100 mile woods, which can take between 9 - 13 days to complete going up and down Maine mountains over and over again, meaning you need to bring all that food with you in one shot (almost 25 lb.) at the beginning. After that you can plan mail drops (at towns) for 4-6 day intervals. Food weight is then around 8-10 lb.
If I can get the second leg onward weights down to around 35 lb. (which the tent itself pretty much does) I will most likely be going this coming year.
That is the subject to change plan right now.
P.s. Don't worry, I'll have G+ with me on the trail... tee hee hee39w
- Huh. Learn something new every day!38w
- Sounds more plan than dream. Good luck.38w
- Not from me, I hope.38w
- Oh, from time to time...38w