Drumroll please….

We have heard that many of you are in suspense over our tent situation. We are here tonight to ease your minds, or at least give you an update:

Renee finally got up the gumption to contact REI (by way of live chat – and got out of calling) about our tent fly. Joshua N told her that there are no spare parts available, but recommended Rainy Pass repair. Just today, Rainy Pass responded with a estimate of $80-$100 for repairs to our tent fly. This is much cheaper than the $319 dollars for a new tent. This seems to be our best option for now. We are also keeping our eye on the exact same tent on Ebay. Renee thought about offering just to buy that fly on Ebay, but didn’t think the owner would break up the complete set.

In other news…we are on plan C for our hiking schedule. Plan A was scrapped after only mapping out 4 days. Plan B lasted until we realized we overshot our end date by 11 days. Oops. Plan C is going pretty well, but there may be a plan D in our near future.

This hiking schedule will be helpful in figuring out mail drops, town stays and pretty much everything else. This will stay at home for mom to know where we will be. Plan E will happen while we’re on the trail. We won’t tell mom.

Donations are already starting to come in. Thanks to all those who have donated so far. Check out our fundraising page for more information.

See you next week!

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 29, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Rainy Pass is awesome. When I lived in Seattle, I actually took my rain fly to them and had them do some repairs on it. They did a great job. I also learned that they can do pretty much anything you want. They can do custom stuff, add a door, seal-sealing, whatever.

  2. You could also check out Thrifty Outfitters in MPLS. They do great work.


    They are above and connected to Midwest Mountaineering and are also a great source for bargain gear.

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