With just hours to go before starting, emotions are running high here. I’m excited, nervous, a bit anxious, and ready for it to be here. With my bag completely packed, including five days of food and four liters of water, my backpack weighs 28.5 pounds. That is just under my personal limit of 30 pounds which is great. And it will get lighter as I hike tomorrow. Now I’m really glad that I did a lot of training with my pack weighing about that much!
Now we’ll see what all of that preparation and training has done for me. Send good luck my way.