Monday, November 28, 2011

itinerary....

well i spent all day planning my stops, and getting an idea of where i am going to be stopping and resupplying....
now that i know where i will be stopping along the way, and the mileage in between, i can start preparring my resupply boxes and planning how many meals and snacks will go in each....
there is so much planning still to be done, but i am taking my time so that i don't become overwhelmed. i know once the holidays pass it will be full force food planning and gathering....

there are some really great tools online to help with the process of planning. i found that a past thru-hiker named 'eric the black' has a really simple to use spreadsheet. you just input the info specific to you and it does the rest. i was less worried about the dates and my hiking speed for now, and more interested in finding my resupply points and the mileage between them.... i do however think the dates should be pretty close to what i plan on doing. i def would love to be at echo lake BEFORE july 4th to spend the holiday with family... and i hope to finish in the last ten days of september, so this itinerary works out pretty well....of course, this could all be changed and have to be re-figured due to the snow level at the beginning of the hiking season....

soon i will have specific details about where care packages can be sent, and the best methods for the best locations. some places only accept UPS or FedEX, some places i have to pay money to pick up packages....all this info is coming soon enough...

you can now check 'THE PLAN' tab at the top of the page to get an idea of where i will be and approximate dates....

thanks folks.
kristo

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