I haven't posted in awhile but it doesn't mean we haven't been busy hiking and preparing!
Kyle and I went to South Mountain State Park and tested the rain gear. It was well worth the trip! The waterfall was beautiful!!
I'm using the Blogger app for the first time So I'll post pictures as soon as I figure out how lol
Dad and I took Cindy to Eno for the first time. It had been raining quite a bit the days leading up to our hike. Needless to say, Cindy learned that using a trekking pole on a wet rock doesn't work very well! She ended up on her butt in the creek....but she kept her phone dry!
Dad and I have been hiking at Umstead with our packs. I'm feeling comfortable with the miles we plan to do at the start of our hike next month. We'll definitely get some more hiking in before we leave!
Last night Kyle, dad and I slept outside to test our cold weather gear. Kyle had insomnia but stayed warm. Dad is ordering a new sleeping pad that should keep him warmer. I slept like a baby except that 2:30 am trip to the bathroom. It got down to about 25° last night and I really dreaded having to get out of my warm hammock! We'll probably try this again soon after dad gets his new pad.
If anyone is interested in following our journey can do so at www.trail journals.com/kcc where the Dude will be journaling or www.appalachiantrials.com where I will be blogging. The journal has been started and the blog will be started soon.