Ready – Not Ready – Ready or Not

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My backpack keeps exploding

How is it I have REPACKED my backpack several times and each time I have removed items I believe I can live without, and my pack is heavier than the first weight?!? It’s called second guessing, of which I am the master. So now I’m just settling with Ready or Not.
My three rules for the first three weeks of the hike are:
Take baby steps
Take as much ibuprofen as you want
Don’t care what others think of you as you are stumbling up a mountain, crying.

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Big snow

I did, however, survive the Colorado March blizzard of 2016 and I kinda liked it. Snow is not bad when you are not in the dirty, gritty city, and hiking at 25° in dry climate feels about the same temperature as my bedroom in a New Orleans humid winter. Maybe warmer!

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Poor trees

So I’m back in New Orleans and praying every morning for a cold front since I have only winter clothes until I leave for Georgia on Saturday.
And packing and repacking and second guessing… Do I really need toilet paper?
XO
Digdeep

10 thoughts on “Ready – Not Ready – Ready or Not

  1. Glad you are back in NOLA even though it is a short stay. The pecan trees have not sprouted leaves yet means a cold front can still happen. As for toilet paper, slide rolls down your walking stick.

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  2. Take the toliet paper honey….just till u get ised to the leaves. Cant believe u r doing this…..it’s awesome. Good Luck

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  3. Finally came to check out your site and I am excited to take this journey with you (me cyberly of course!). What an awesome adventure and as it is now a reality and not just the plan, I am more keenly aware of what an impressive undertaking!!! I hope for you a fantastical and magical experience!! I can’t wait to read it unfold…

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    1. I’m proud of you, this sounds like a cool bucket list item. I’ m hoping week 1 was/is a success so far. How much does your pack weigh? Keep taking those baby steps, one foot in front of the other, you’re going to do great on this hike.

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  4. “Don’t care what others think of you when you are stumbling UP a mountain, crying.” That’s genious. Your amazing! (snowball…bidet?)

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