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Mark "SlowBro" Hurd
Begins: Jul 1, 2016
Date: Sat, Feb 6th, 2016
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A large part of a thru-hike is the planning. For my PCT hike I worked out every stop, how many miles for each day, where I could resupply, whether I needed to have supplies sent or could I buy them locally, and on and on. That worked pretty well for me, but I met plenty of other hikers who were doing perfectly well with little or no planning. The fact that they were 40 years younger than me may have helped them. I felt I had less room for error if I ran out of food or didn't have enough warm clothing than my younger counterparts. But in retrospect that was not entirely true. Nevertheless, I kind of enjoy the planning part, so why not.
Right now I am working on an exercise regime to get my milage back up. Fortunately Eugene is a very walk friendly town and I have been averaging around 5 miles a day for several weeks. I will gradually raise that over the next few months and hopefully get back up to around 20 miles a day. That pace should allow me to comfortably finish the Colorado Trail in 4 or 5 weeks depending on a number of factors. Quite a few friends have said they may try and join me for part of this trip which will make it even more fun, but we are nearly 5 months from my tentitive start date of July 1st so much can happen.
Well, I need to come up with an itinerary to help plan my resupply, etc. So I'll work on that for a future installment.
(For a little more back story on me and my endeavors check the first few entries in my PCT Journal. The link is at the bottom of this space.)
SlowBro's Colorado Trail Journey
"I can't say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days." -Daniel Boone
"The Journey IS The Reward" -SlowBro
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