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Sageclegg - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2009

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Sage Clegg-Haman
City: Bend
State: Oregon
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 1, 2009
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Jun 28th, 2009
Start: Albany, CA-- far from the trail.
End: same place.
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,456
Journal Visits: 8,335
Guestbook Views: 6,086
Guestbook Entrys: 21

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navigating clouds of mystery with pretrip jitters-- whats out there?

Planning? It is more like controlling chaos and trying to play dodge-ball with Murphy's law. Here I am trying to pack my extra things away so my sister can find them in the event I want an extra pair of socks or can't find goji berries in central Oregon-- boxes and sharpies and envelopes of cash surround me. Spreadsheets and scales, gram to ounce conversions, reorganizing guide book sections from front to back so they go with my flow... and for what? I will probably want to buy mac-n-cheese and little Debbie's cakes from every store I encounter and won't want these hippy treats I am sending myself... but LNT (Mr. T's sister-- thanks Eric!) told me to plan ahead and prepare, so I am. Even though I know everything will change when I get on the trail at least I am beginning to wrap my mind around it all. I fly out soon to start up in Canada where my feet will meet dirt and I can leave this stuffy planning time and work the kinks out. How is the snow? Will I be able to cross the rivers? Will I kick myself for leaving gaiters behind or cutting off the superfluous drawcord on my new sleeping bag? Will I hike as slow as molasses in winter or will some kind of wings sprout from my new kicks and speed me along like a gazelle (fat chance..). I just don't know what to expect from myself or the trail, and am stoked that the start is almost here. These last pre-trip details are never going to be ironed out, and the wrinkles are a part of it anyway-- just think about smile lines and a wrinkle in time. If you could iron pre-trips like Byonce irons her hair adventure might get crushed. I will continue on with planning, even if it is futile, it will all be over soon and the journey will be set loose!

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