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.