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Lastonthebus - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2012

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Lastonthebus (LB)
City: Fort Collins
State: CO
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 27, 2012
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Oct 4th, 2011
Start: Minneapolis
End: Minneapolis
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,178
Journal Visits: 31,575
Guestbook Views: 1,231
Guestbook Entrys: 32

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Prep

It's a great morning when you setup your trail journal!

So i'm about 3 weeks into my hardcore prep for the trail and my bike ride on the southern tier, i've been doing long bike rides with my touring bike, most recently 42 miles on saturday with a almost fully loaded bike. I hooked up my racks and panniers and loaded them up with junk and took off, it was windy and I got a good idea of the amount of effort it's going to take to haul that pig up eastern hills and western mountains. I cannot wait to get started on February 2nd!

I've been doing heart rate training (working a hell of a lot harder than prior to my AT hike.) I did a lactate threshold test at Liftetime fitness a few weeks back and they said that my threshold is at 190, basically where my max heart rate should be for a person of my advanced years,so that's pretty good.
I've also been doing yoga every other day to prevent injuries, it seems to be working... I'll just keep my fingers crossed on that one.

I've also been dehydrating food, i've got some jumbalaya and pulled pork ready and i'm going to be working my dehydrator like a sled dog for the next 4 months!

Talked to Bubba B last night and we're going to do some hiking/camping in TX when i get there, I assume some drinking and BBQ'ing will also follow. The southern tier route goes right by San Antonio where i'll hit up some Tex Mex and right through Lockhart where i'll hit one of the oldest BBQ joints in the country.

That's about it for now, i'll do a few updates before i leave, but I'll be emailing in new updates as often as I can once I hit the road.
Oh i also want to mention Cerveza, she's almost done with the PCT, last i heard she was hiking into Snowqualmie about 300 miles shy of the end. She's got to be damn tired doing the PCT back to back with the AT. Seeya in Seattle girl!

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