*sigh* I’d almost welcome panic to the feeling of biting off more than I can chew! Most everything fit into the backpack, barely, but I’m still staring at it glumly. The ten day forecast for the Harpers Ferry area gives 50’s and 60’s during the day, around 40 at night; can’t yet ditch all the cold weather gear. Some of what is in the pack, I’ll be wearing; that should help. It’s still stuffed to the gills. I’ll get better at packing. I will. Without water, but with food in it, it weighed in at 26.5 lbs, which isn’t too bad. Part of that weight comes from the heavy waterproof, odorproof (I hope) food bag.
I am packing the bounce box as well. It is heavier than I expected. I hope to mail it out tomorrow.
A lot of people have asked where they can send things along – thank you! Particularly sought at this point are notes of encouragement! What I plan to do when I hit a scheduled “maildrop town” is to figure out and announce what I think the next one will be… plan on them being 5 or 6 days apart.
So, my first “maildrop” after Harpers Ferry will be the US Post Office in Blue Ridge Summit, PA; I should be there by Friday, April 15. The address is:
Blue Ridge Summit Post Office
14959 Buchanan Trl E
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-9999
Bear with me. I’ll get out of the dumps soon enough. That number up there keeps getting smaller… and smaller…