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LT Day -1

Slight change in plans. We’re getting dropped off at the trail tomorrow morning around 10 am. Tentative schedule still stands. I just cleaned and waxed my boots, and gave myself a haircut and shave. I have the itinerary and some notes printed and in a dry bag, along with the LT Guide Book. My bag is totally packed minus a few incidentals. Here’s the final loadout, if i can remember it all:

  • Black Diamond Predator 55L Backpack
  • Black Diamond Trekking poles
  • Asolo backpacking boots
  • Two pairs Smartwool mountaineering socks
  • Lightweight, water shedding hiking shorts
  • Mountain Hardwear Hiking T-shirt
  • Mountain Hardwear long sleeve 3/4 zip pullover
  • Mountain Hardwear gore windstopper fleece vest
  • Mountain Hardwear Xenon goretex paclite shell jacket
  • Two pairs Under Armor shorts
  • 25 degree down sleeping bag plus compression sack
  • Thermarest ultralight 3/4 length sleeping pad
  • Petzl leather climbing gloves
  • Light water shedding ball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 3 Outdoor Research dry bags
  • Granite Gear water tight compression sack
  • MSR ultralight backpacking stove
  • MSR stainless steel backpacking pot
  • 4 cans IsoPro cooking fuel
  • REI quick drying, anti-microbial pack towel
  • Two titanium ‘sierra’ cups
  • Four Nalgene bottles
  • MSR Ceramic water filter plus purifying chemicals
  • Storm proof matches, lighters, striker
  • Headlamp plus extra batteries
  • Highgear multifunction altimeter
  • Suunto compass
  • Two Solio solar panels plus USB adapters
  • Nexus One
  • iPod
  • Two large stuff sacks of assorted food (breakfast materials, trail mix, Clif Bars, Clif Shot Bloks, pemmican, etc…)
  • 7 days worth of freeze dried dinners, assorted freeze dried breakfasts and deserts
  • 30 ft. parachute cord (shoe string, tent guy lines, unforeseeable jury rigging of failed equipment…)
  • 100 ft. rope (hanging our very large food stash from a tree branch)
  • First aid kit (assorted sterile bandages/gauze, Advil, Tylenol, Neosporin, sterile wipes)
  • Duct tape
  • Weather proof journal
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Biodegradable concentrated camp soap
  • Alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • Nail trimmers
  • Chapstick
  • Leatherman
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen/bug repellent combo
  • TP
  • Assorted empty plastic bags
  • LED flashlight
That might be it… Any thing I didn’t mention i’m sure Alex has…

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LT Day -2

Getting pretty close. I still need to polish my boots, get a haircut, shave and pick up my spare socks from Tripp. We’re going to get Denaro to drop us off tomorrow night in sourthern VT. I’m going to drive the left over food out to Andrew Ziehl’s tonight and leave it with him – he’s agreed to meet us at the summit of Killington for our first resupply. Things are shapin’ up…

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