I am back at the Hercules Glades Tower Trailhead, about to set off on my first backpacking trip of the year. It was around fifty degrees when I arrived, but it was dropping rapidly as the sun went down. I decided to wrap up warm and not start my trip by getting chilled. I have been there and done that.
My plan for the trip was simple:
- Day One – Hike the six miles to my ‘Deep Hollow’ campsite. I could stop and review my progress when I arrived at ‘Twin Falls Hollow,’ around the halfway point. If I was running late, I could stop there for the night, but that would put a major dent in my plans.
- Day Two – Hike the six miles back to the Pees Hollow Trail and camp at ‘Wahoo Point’ or even ‘Cab Creek.’
- Day Three – hike the Pees Hollow trail
The weather was predicted to be mid-twenties on the first night and low thirties on the second night. Daytime temperatures were slated to be in the mid-fifties to mid-sixties. It should be fine, clear weather with no rain.
That should rack up 18 miles of hiking, which will do for my first trip in two months.
There are no major gear changes this trip. However, I have finally got around to replacing my twenty-year-old Thinsulate beanie with a new, hopefully, less itchy, fleece beanie.
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