Decisions, Decisions. Some Easy, Some Hard
I’m leaving in less than 30 hours and still working through last-minute decisions.
Some decisions were easy.
Rain pants or rain kilt. No brainer. I’ve never had an opportunity to wear a skirt before so I’m going with the kilt. My daughter’s not too excited about being seen with me wearing a skirt, but she’ll get over it.
Another easy decision… Snickers or Milky Ways. Both, of course. Duh!
Sleeping bag or quilt? I’m starting with a quilt and will switch to a sleeping bag when the weather cools down in the fall.
Other decisions have not been so easy.
Like SOBO or flip flop.
I was all set to start up in Maine and go southbound, but due to a lingering achilles issue I have been advised to start out slow and build up the mileage very gradually. So I’ve made a last-minute decision to do a flip-flop thru-hike starting in Connecticut, going north to Maine, and then flopping back down to Connecticut and hiking south to Georgia. This will allow me a few hundred miles to build up more strength in my achilles before I hit the Whites and Maine. It should also help with the black flies.
The fun is about to begin.
I look forward to sharing some of my shenanigans with you.
Stay tuned for more.
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