Jan 22nd

Unfortunately, we are not feeling very creative tonight, hence the amazing title.

In more exciting news we have finished taste testing our meals for the trail!!! Mom and Dad are VERY happy not to be our guinea pigs anymore. There are a few recipes that have not made the cut but most are doable with a few minor adjustments. The next couple weeks will be spent planning our menus and mail drops.

We have been working on replacing our damaged items. Alison was successful in obtaining a new sleeping mat for about the same price but Renee has neglected her duty to call REI about a rain fly. It’s not like she’s busy with winter retreats! This is also compounded by the fact she doesn’t like talking on the phone. 🙂

Our list of random items we need to find include dried coconut milk, dried sour cream, rope for hanging a bear bag, spice holders, and telescoping serving utensils. Amazon.com seems to be the place for such things.

The 2012 trail guides arrived this week and we are anxiously awaiting the information they supply. We are holding off until we have a full day to work on this. These guides will help us with planning our daily mileage, mail drops and town stays.

Other things we are working on: training, finding health insurance for Renee, taking care of bills while we are gone, and finally getting our fundraising letter out to everyone.

Thanks for all your suggestions and support so far!

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About Renee

I enjoy adventures. Whether running marathons, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, working with Service Adventure, or working with youth as Program Director of Swan Lake Christian Camp for 9 years, I have encountered many an adventure. On this site I will try to capture the big and small ones for you. Enjoy!

Posted on January 22, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. How much food are you taking with you off the bat, and how much are you going to get in various ways during your trek?

  2. Well, on day 1 we will be taking 4.5 days worth of food and then stopping in towns for mail drops or buying every 3 to 7 days.

  3. I have a great recipe for energy bars/granola……filled with lots of good-for-you things like raisins, dates, nuts, CHOCOLATE CHIPS, coconut, rice krispies, etcetc. I would even make you some if you think this is something you would like! Let me know!

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