Hiked 7 miles today on the Perdido Bay trail in Pensacola. Great trail with great views of Perdido Bay. Also saw 3 deer. Good morning hike at 18 min mile pace.
I've been honing my equipment for years, as well as doing work up hikes so that I'm prepared if this comes to fruition. Most recently, I hiked the first 15 miles of the A.T. from Springer mountain to Gooch Mountain Shelter and back from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. Two overnights in relatively low temps (high 30s) to test the warmth factor. Determined that I'd need to add a Thermolite Reactor lining to my sleeping bag for more warmth.
Other adjustments after making this latest hike: Leaving my Guitalele guitar behind (too cold and too tired end of day to play). May add it back in later in the hike. We'll see. Otherwise, my base weight totals right at 22 lbs, with a max weight planned at 33 lbs with food and water added. My current gear list:
Zero day at Hikers Welcome hostel As planned, we took today as a zero, waiting out the thunderstorms and letting our bodi...