For the “several-ith” (silly I know) time, we have gone over our plans and what is going in our packs. A lot of time was spent thinking about meals, snacks, and weight. Our packs are heavier than we would like but as they say “You pack your fears”. Ours is that we will not have enough food and snacks. Mostly snacks. Foreshadowing… we did carry more than needed.
It is vital that you eat along the way on a long hike. There is a real risk of the body not having enough carbs and minerals to keep going. Important for anyone but even more important for the “more mature” hiker.
Final weight on our packs is 27 pounds for Shawna's and 31 pounds for mine. This is before water that will push those both up by 9 pounds each in water. Ouch! We will feel this on our hike down.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...