Summer is coming

With skiing being done for the season, RC racing spinning down after our big race last weekend, and the weather becoming awesome out…  It’s time for a change of hobbies and activities.

Last year I did some day hikes, and hit a 13er and a 14er mid summer.  I also ran the Warrior Dash.   This year I am planning to do much more.   Backpacking, camping, more hikes, and more mountain summits.

In the last few weeks I ordered some of the gear I need for doing backpacking and I am excited to get on with it.   Last time I did true backpacking was when I was 17 in Boy Scouts after earning my Eagle Scout rank.   So I am excited to get back into it.

Because I am a geek I am also digging buying new hardware for this. New backpack (Osprey Aether 70), new sleeping bag (Quilt – Enlightened Equipment Revelation), New Tent (TarpTent Moment DW), and new Sleeping pad (Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated).   I am sure there will be a number of other new gizmos and items I will be buying over the summer as well. 🙂

Goal?  By October, be ready to do Rim to Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon with a friend.  A 6 day hike across the grand canyon.

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