This is the video from Day 1 of the hike. It rained a portion of the day and the Dri Ducks performed well. Stripping off the shirt and rolling the Dri Duck top commando worked the best. I got to a point where I was not sweating and therefore not getting as cold. Hypothermia is a real possibility in temps like this, low 60s-40s, so it is important to do what you can to minimize the moisture. I knew that if I did sweat my shirt and fleece were dry in my pack ready to warm me up.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Well I did the hike. Grand total of around 50-55 miles, I am still calculating the GPS tracks. It was a good time but quite demanding physically. My right ankle is quite swollen so hoping no permanent damage there. There is quite a bit of video to go through so it may be a little while before the vids get posted. The weather was rainy on Friday but was nice on Sat and Sun. It certainly gave me a good indication as to whether I would be able to attempt the entire 160 mile trail, at this point I would say no.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Quick overview of my pack cover/gear loft. Thing looks like it will work well as a gear loft. Certainly works well as a pack cover. I did have to take down my tarp while working on getting the "doors" figured out. Seems it is against the laws to hang things from a tree.