Tuesday, March 20, 2012

by the numbers

105 pills in my ziploc baggie allotted for the first three weeks of hiking (ibuprofen and multivitamins)
78 degrees is the high temperature for Suches, GA. Uh, if it's high 70s in March, am I going to get high 90s in June??
~35 lbs = my fully loaded pack weight (too disorganized and too scared to know the actual)
13 days until we arrive at Springer Mountain
11 hours driving to Springer Mountain from home (thankfully broken up by stopping for a day in Winston-Salem, NC)
8 days left of work
3 times per day my dad says, "I think we should go to Georgia."
3 times per day my mom asks my dad, "Whose hike is this again?"
1 planned mail drop. It better be at Fontana Dam when I get there.

weekend practice hike on the AT

ALSO! check out this great video, documenting hair growth on the Appalachian Trail:


  1. Um, I think you should do that hair growth thing. Ready, go... shave your head!

    That is crazy! I could never EVER imagine doing that, that's why it's so cool! WOW! What an accomplishment!

  2. I am GIDDY with anticipation!!
    will you blogging on your through hike??
    please say yes.