OK, I'll admit, I'm in over my head! I've got all the Jonathan Ley maps printed. (most of them came out ok, some are missing the label) Now, I'm trying to sort them out in the order I will need them, discard the ones that I won't need, reference them as to which end is up and which map to go to next. fix the lines I drew on the DeLorme maps with the jim wolf guides and try to package them up in the right boxes to get to the trail in the right place.
Right about now, postholing over Mica Mountain sounds like more fun! How fast we forget the pain and only remember the beauty! Listening in on the CDT-L, it sounds like this is going to be one really wet and snowy year to be on the CDT! We are talking snowshoes! I'm learning GPX language and searching for tracks that fit an old emap limited to 10 tracks at 250 waypoints, about half the current standard. Learning to cut tracks in half and upload through a USB to serial port adapter. Maybe I should have just spent the money on a current GPS.
I did find a solar charger and spare battery for the iphone thanks to Irish! It should come in the mail soon. What else? My sister wants to work out by climbing a nearby mountain...every day...Hey! didn't I just do that for like 39 days in a row? But seriously, I don't mind. It will be good to get out from behind the glow of the computer screen that just temps me to throw money at this hike. I am hoping to use up all the old gear I've accumulated and save $ $ for sailing once I finish the CDT. That will be a whole new ball of wax learning to use nautical charts!
And for each and everyone of you who have attempted to read my Arizona Trail journal, thank you for your comments and putting up with my poor literary skills. I put up some videos on some of the pages. Just a more graphic view of the brush, snow and river crossings we managed to somehow get through! Keep the comments coming, It really encourages me to know you're out there.