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.
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.