General Update

I haven’t posted here in awhile, and I honestly don’t when I will have anything really worth posting about. I have a permit for the John Muir Trail this summer, but with coronavirus… who knows if the trip will happen or not… I want to be optimistic, but it isn’t looking good. I have been stuck working from home the last two weeks and it looks like it is going to be extended at least another month.

I am trying to be glass half full and assuming trip will happen…my flights and shuttle are booked so I am going to continue the planning and hope the trip will happen. From my research, it can get quite cold at night. I don’t really want to carry my super heavy 0 degree bag so I decided to take the plunge and order a new quilt from Underground Quilts. I already have one which I use with my hammock, but it isn’t quite warm enough for this trip so I making a splurge and adding another to the gear list. It is a 0 degree 950 fill down bag with extra stuffing. Yes, a major splurge! I have decided my new rule with gear is spend the extra $$ up front and do it right. Hopefully I won’t regret it 🙂

My other to do item is trying to come up with a meal plan. The trip is supposed to be 21 days and I want to make the most out of my food (will pick up resupply 2-3 times during trip – details TBD still). I have made dehydrated food before, and also used pre-made packages like Backcountry and Mountain House. I have a few ideas of meals I want to try to make before hand, and figured why not document them?!? So, posts here may take a slightly different turn upcoming months- I am going to be trialing out new recipes. I know I want dinner to include some kind of meat, and either pasta, rice or some kind of carb. Breakfast and lunch just need to be easy. So, if you have suggestions, please let me know in comments below!