Position Date: 2010-09-17 01:10:04
Position Latitude: 28.0056
Position Longitude: 86.8579
While in my mind I may have wanted to push on today, I know that rest here is just as important as moving. Despite all my training and extra efforts on the hike up, my body was still fairly tired.
I'd like to say I just sat around and stared at the ceiling of my SD tent all day but that isn't the case. Instead, I busied myself with editing and sending pictures and videos, sorting gear (I know again) and doing some modifications on gear.
For whatever reason my left foot doesn't fit the same in my Scarpa boots as my right so I had to cut down part of my insole. (It seems that I am always using my Wenger Swiss Army Knife for one thing or another.) Next, I added longer zipper pulls to my Sierra Designs Mantra pants and jacket. Finally, I switched out my SD pack for a larger Granite Gear one (good bye for now old friend).
If it seems like I talk about gear and specific brands of gear a lot, you're right. The type, style and quality of gear andd equipment that I use is directly related to my ability to travel comfortably, efficiently, and here, directly connected to my ability to live and survive.
I spent the rest of the afternoon, Besty Ross-style, sewing more patches on clothing. Thank you sponsors for your support. It is very much appreciated!