Two more hikes are completed with weight carried. I did about three miles on one hike and hiked only an hour and fifteen minutes
today. Carrying the weight is not being noticed as much anymore. This weekend I plan on raising the amount of weight I am carrying to twenty six pounds. I cannot wait until I get my pack and go for my first hike with it. Today I got caught in the rain and wasn’t prepared for it. I also did not take enough warm clothes and even though when I started the walk it was nice out very quickly it cooled down after it rained. I cannot wait for the sleeping pad to arrive so I can begin sleeping in my bag. Need to be sure I am eating enough food since tonight when I got home I was starving and needed to eat right away. Next hike I will take along snacks. I have so much to learn but looking forward to getting moving on the trail.