Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I am definitely living for the trail these days. I have 3 more weeks of class until graduation and December 15th can’t come fast enough. I am spending some time with my parents in lower Michigan for the holiday and they are incredibly supportive of my plans, which I am very appreciative of. After reading some forum posts and journals that talk about how their families don’t support their dreams it makes me really thankful for the people around me.
I am finally getting my gear totally situated. I am going pretty light (14 lbs base) and plan on moving pretty quickly as I don’t have a lot of money. My parents decided to get me a new sleeping bag for Christmas, which is awsome. I am getting a Western Mountaineering Ultralite Super and I couldn’t be happier. The gear situation is driving me nuts. I spend to much time thinking about equipment and it seems to be overshadowing the trail itself.
It is finally getting cold in the UP, high teens to low 20′s, so I can test out my cold weather system. Winter time is coming, which means spring can’t be far behind.
Twenty One Days until no more college (for now)
Three months three weeks (approximately) until the AT