Total Miles: 25
We started out late today, my fault; I wanted to do one last run through on my gear. Did I have what I wanted, or did I have what I needed? Only Miles would tell. After picking up my food bag to load into my cart one final time, I instantly had a flashback to when I was back home on my scale, with no shoes on, weighing every bag, hoping I was under my load capacity limits. The food weighed 20 lbs! My God, that is insane! My eyes kept going to the cans, so much weight! I know there will be places along the road to restock, but I did it for my wife. I know she’s concerned that I wouldn’t eat enough so I took her grocery shopping with my brother to get our provisions. I noticed that she was very adamant on me having the proper foods and what not. All I wanted was Pop Tarts, peanut butter and Nutella.
We made it 25 Miles today. Finding a camping spot is sketchy at best. We didn’t want to camp too close to a town, too many people. We like being the only strange people, that we know of, being camped out in the middle of nowhere. It was unfortunate I couldn’t find a spot suitable for a hammock and the places I did see were in people’s backyards. I’m not quite there – asking to sleep in a strangers backyard. Along the trail there are places for farmers to get their equipment between fields and that is where we found a little trail leading off into a field. It was just out of the way enough to set up a quick camp. No tent, no hammock, no fire. Just a ground cloth and a bivy bag, the way a modern mountain man would camp.
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