Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 8.4 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 8.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 1276 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 1276 feet

The first hike of the year and it turned out to be a cool day with sunny skies. 🙂  Carol and I had a wonderful time and even hiked a bit further than expected.

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I’m going to try increasing my average elevation gain, and go on some longer hikes, in preparation for the PCT section hike this summer.  My equipment list is being updated and I should be finished with it in the near future.  My base weight looks to be much too high, so I’ll need to start rethinking what items I find necessary.  There will be some tough decisions to keep within the 10lb/10lb/10lb rule (base/water/food) for total weight.  I realize that the quality of the experience will relate somewhat to how much I carry, but I really like the idea of some luxuries (but which ones?).  More info will be forthcoming on my PCT preparation.