Monday, May 1, 2017
Houston, We Are Go For Launch
Houston, We are ready for final check
Clothing system--base layer and hiking clothes ready. We are prepared for wind, cold and rain
Trail Food: Breakfast & Dinner prepared for entire trail
Lunch and Snacks for first 5 sections, will adjust once we know what is working
Stove, pot, and lighter will be shipped to San Diego
Fuel canister will be purchased there
Vitamins and Glucosamine ready
We have a superb person in charge of resupply boxes. They will be there on schedule
Town food: will be purchased at every resupply stop.
Hydration system--filter and Aqua Mira for treatment. Water bottles and bladder ready.
Sleep System--tent, ground cloth, & stakes ready. Sleeping quilt, pad, and liner ready
The support for the tent (hiking poles) will be shipped
Knife, sunscreen, sunglasses, Deet & headnet for mosquitoes all ready
Bible reading material will be supplied in re-supply boxes
Navigation system--maps, compass, altimeter watch, and PCT handbook pages ready. Also maps for trail exclosures
Cell phone and charger ready.
Pen, paper, and self-addressed envelopes for updating base station
Body: Training hikes of 18 miles not met due to foot. We have been doing 10 mile hikes
Foot: peroneus brevis tendon MUCH better
All Systems, we're ready for Go-No Go Assessment:
Clothing system: Go!
Nutrition system: Go!
Hydration system: Go!
Sleep system: Go!
Navigation system: Go!
Travel arrangements: Done. Go!
Body: the new, adjusted plan is possible
Foot & Body: we need your Go-No Go assessment now!
Go!! But you must start slow, take the long view, AND listen to the feedback we're giving
Houston, we're Go for launch.
Travel date for San Diego is May 11th.
Departure from Southern Terminus of the PCT on May 12th at first light.
PS: I know that many of you have been pulling for me and praying. Much appreciated.
Kevin Guinn, May 1, 2017
at 2:28 PM