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Bberrystill - Appalachian Trail Journal - 2021

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City: Richmond
State: Virginia
Country: USA
Begins: Feb 4, 2021
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Jan 19th, 2021

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 105
Journal Visits: 166
Guestbook Views: 5
Guestbook Entrys: 1

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Two Weeks To Go

ONly two weeks to go and my head is spinning. So many decisions to make in terms of gear. If I were starting in the Spring it would be more straight forward but with starting in winter I don't want to be under prepared nor over prepared. Under means freezing. OVer means carrying extra weight for naught.

Got my base weight down to just above 30 lbs. Dumping my winter stuff, come April, will drop it another 5 lbs. That will feel great!

Been going back and forth on my hydration system. Have to consider potential for water freezing and filter freezing, which kills it. Decided, at the moment, to use my 3L bladder with insulated hose and in-line Sawyer Mini. I'm more diligent about drinking with the hose and bladder. Will also carry water bottle or maybe collapsable water bag/bottle to use in camp.

The only piece of gear I've yet to get are a pair of winter gloves that I'm satisfied will be adequate for February and March. Have ordered a pair from REI that might do the trick. Waiting for them to arrive.

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Bills Excellent Adventure

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more: www.appalachiantrail.org

 

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