48 Hours and Counting
Today was the last day at my job, and a bittersweet goodbye it was. I hope to go back, but in the meantime I got bigger things to occupy my time.. like Katahdin. I leave for Georgia in 2 days, and its going to be a busy two days.. Tomorrow I have to sit with my dad and pack my maildrops and reexplain how they work. my plan is for 1 maildrop a week, and the rest I will buy on the way.
Easter dinner yesterday was a great way to say goodbye to my family. The bombardment of questions and confirmations that I’m crazy had made me confirm why I am doing this.. simply, There is way more to life than work and taxes. I want to live my life, conquer my personal goals, and challenge myself in new ways. I plan on completing my bucketlist one day, although it keeps growing the more I learn about our wonderful planet. If I dont succeed, there is always next year. Slow and steady always wins the race, no need to rush great things..
CANT WAIT TO MEET EVERYONE ON THE TRAIL!!
Now on to the gear check: This is a brief list, I will post the official one tomorrow.
Osprey Exos 58 Large w/ raincover
2 pair synthetic boxer briefs
3 pair darn tough socks
1 pair sock liners
1 pair thermasilk glove liners
1 pair Sierra White convertible trail pants
1 pair thermasilk pants and long shirt
1 synthetic tee
1 town shirt
1 pair merell MOAB trailrunners
1 pair homemade camp shoes
1 down jacket
1 patagonia r2 fleece jacket
1 pair Frogg Toggs rain gear
1 silk sleeping bag liner
1 neoair thermarest sleeping pad
1 enlightened equipment prodigy quilt
1 Eureka! Solitaire Tent
alcohol stove w/ windscreen
0.9 liter titanium pot
MSR foldable spoon
3L Platypus Pack
first aid kit
Spot Assist GPS
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