Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I did some important shopping at REI for some up-graded gear for my hike. There were still a few items that I wanted before I headed to San Deigo: a new, light weight cooking pot, better rain gear, a new pair of wool long johns, and a pair of hiking shorts. While I was in the camping section, I also picked up a new air mattress. It's very light, and can roll up not much larger than a soda can. It will provide some extra comfort as well as warmth.

My head lamp was having some issues, so I also got a new light.

I think I've got all the gear I need now.

On Monday, I'll be headed South to San Diego. I'm not exactly sure how I'll be getting there, as I have a couple of options. Someone from Portland contacted me and offered to pay me to drive a car to LA. That would be awesome if it comes together. I have also posted to Craig's List that I need a ride, but it's still a bit too early. It seems that people don't think to check Craig's List Rideshare until the last minute, so I'll be re-posting later this week.

If all goes well, I might try and stop in San Francisco on the way South.

Tomorrow, I'll be finishing up the packing and renting a U-Haul truck to take all my stuff to my storage unit. That will be a big job!


mojet58 said...

Steve - have a safe trip south...........then north......

I'll try to keep tabs on the blog to see if we might get a few 728 Scouts to join you for a bit on the trail near Portland.
Thanks again for taking good care of us Fossils at Willow Creek!

Jon Cole

Stephen Fosdick said...

Jon, goood to hhear fromm you. I've started the hike and I'm 31 miles down the trail.

It's very warm down here. I think I may have over-done a bit the last two days, so I'll be more careful going forward and will avoid the mid-day sun.

=t would be great to see you on the trail. Timothy Lake is really nice in August.