Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Itching to Get out There

I love winter. The skiing, the snowshoeing, heck, the snow. But I always get to the point where I can't wait to feel soft earth under my feet.

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I went for a very short hike this past weekend with the hope it would alleviate the itch just a little. It just made it worse.

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I have been looking for the AT thru-hiker I will follow this season. Haven't found one yet; most haven't hit the trail yet. Can't wait to get into the woods.

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I walk 2 miles everyday at lunch. The sun is getting higher and the air warmer. The birds are singing; late winter has arrived. It just makes it worse!

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I washed my backpacking tent last weekend. It really needed it; it has gotten pretty funky. Half a bottle of Mirazyme, bleach, three cycles- I threw it away. I just couldn't get the smell out of it.

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I also unpacked all my packs, re-evaluated everything in them and repacked them.

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Castle and Portrait announced their departure date for their CDT hike- April 10th.

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More snow is coming in...

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