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!