Thursday, April 20, 2023
I’m enjoying my last night at home with my wife and my dogs. They got all sorts of treats and new toys for my going away. Going to miss the hell out of these two boys.
I packed all my gear into my big Samsonite suitcase and got my next resupply box (with ice axe and microspikes) ready for Court to send when she gets back from San Diego.
Oh, I also shaved my head (!). I used to shave it all the time when I was in my 20s, but grew it out for my wife. But the trail doesn’t care what I look like and I don’t want to have to deal with it.
So that’s it. We are dropping the dogs off at a friend’s tonight and getting up early to fly to San Diego for the weekend. There I will do a couple of last minute errands like buying fuel for my stove and anything else I might decide I need.
Then Monday morning, the 24th of April, I will walk away from the Southern Terminus monument. Surreal.
3 thoughts on “Last Night at Home”
Surreal indeed! Your Alpha and Omega will be huge moments in your life. As you write along the way, I hope you will fill us in on oh so many details I wonder about but don’t want to belabor, such as How does he recharge his phone?
Good luck, Ian! Bon voyage.
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I’ve got a power bank and a solar panel!
Happy trails, Ian! I’ll keep an eye out for when you pass through my area.