For my final meal, sushi was the ultimate dream come true. I really can't believe tomorrow is the day. All this planning... All the preparation... And I'm ready...
My dad and I did a final walk-through of REI this evening. I feel confident in my gear. I don't feel confident in my stomach though. It's turning so hard. My dad didn't believe me when I said sushi will make it better, but it sure is doing the trick.
This afternoon, I went over to my amazing friend (since 6th grade) Krystin's house, to hang out, share laughs, re-dye the blue in my hair, and drink beer and mimosas. She's such an amazing person. She made sure I left her home with a, "This is Skarks territory," sign, a spare iPod, a sweet dryfit shirt, and gingerbread edibles. Uhhhmazing. I am so grateful for the people in my life right now. It's no joke when they say, "It takes a village to send Katie on trail." ... That's the saying, right? ;)
As I finish my packing, drinking Le Freak from Green Flash, I must remember what Alex told me yesterday: Life finds a way.
Brandon, my brother-in-law has been SO amazing!! Not only has he provided positive support from the beginning, he's built a support systems in many others, including my family and with his coworkers! Thanks Team Comerica!! Brandon also wrote me a beautiful letter the other night, expressing how much he believes in me, and how proud he is in me... Made me cry. He's so anazing. I'm glad my sister found such a rad man. My sister has also been so incredible. I wonder if she knows how much I look up to her -- she's such a strong person, and called me today telling me how I have already succeeded in hiking this trail, by making it this far in the process. Her, and Brandon's help is unquantifiable and shows the true strength of Ohana. I love you guys, forever.
Sent 2 boxes from this morning to Warner Springs and Idyllwild. Lindsey is sending two more tomorrow. Adam met Emily today to hand-off my forgotten ground Tyvec, since Emily is heading south this weekend. Adina took my box for Mt. Laguna since she's going there Saturday. I met with her and Jonny Morgan last night at Green Flash Brewing for beers and dinner. So great to see them! Figured out my bank accounts, student loans, and final necessities... This is it. The sunset seemed to glow just for me this evening -- as if it knows what I am about to embark on. Time to pack my final pack, shake it down, and try to sleep. See you tomorrow, Campo. I've been dreaming of you for a long time.
4/8/2015 02:03:42 pm
Hike on girl. You got this. Have the time of your life. I will be following your steps wishing you all the best.
4/8/2015 04:01:53 pm
Hope you get some good sleep tonight! That sushi and beer looks dank... The journey awaits!!
4/9/2015 02:42:51 am
4/9/2015 07:03:58 am
Today is the day! Even as I type this, you have begun the first few miles of this colossal undertaking with a big radiant smile on your face.
4/13/2015 12:02:48 pm
I just tuned in to this website to see whats going on. It's a bit overwhelming. So much gear and supporting friends. Running marathons was never quite like this. Bon Voyage and God speed!
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