... it means I am out there, in the real world trying the best way I can to live a real life.
I love the bloggy life too, but sometimes, I guess, I need a good reality check and that's what kept me away this time.
So how have you, all my virtual friends, been?
As for me, I am still preparing for John Muir Trail this summer. I am climbing awfully steep hills,
But, minimalist shoes won't be much help if I need to kick into frozen snow. I am toying with an idea of crampons and light shoes but I would have to test that combo first.
|BTW, John's book, Walk the Sky has some of the best Sierra photography|
I have ever seen.
|Credit for this photo goes to Aaeon Doss|
And then there are concerns about stream crossings but that will have to wait for another post.
Dehydrating food is fun but strangely enough it is not easy to pack enough calories for a trip like that. Hiring pack animals seems like a good idea to me now. I would love to have a couple of alpacas to help me. Very high calorie foods are quite heavy and don't dehydrate well. We'll be carrying fats like olive oil or peanut butter with us to make sure we don't bonk on the trail - trust me, that happened to much more seasoned hikers than we are.
For once I wish we had more sun so I could dehydrate more foods outdoors instead of gobbling up so much electricity.