Monday, 16 June 2008

Daily Stages.

Hello everyone, I haven't posted for a while, mostly because I've been busy planning my walk which is due to start on the 5th July and finish on the 20th. I got my pitch lists (places along the way where I can pitch my tent) from the backpackers club so I think I now have all the daily stages planned out. The longest day being 21 miles (3 days from the end) and the shortest and last day just 8 miles, all the rest being somewhere in between but mosly around 16 miles which will be okay. Vicki is coming to join me on the weekend in the middle of the walk and I will have the Sunday off and we will go round and visit a few places and have dinner out and what have you. I've given my gear a quick check over to make sure everything is that and working that I will be taking with me, I have it packed in my rucksack and so far it weighs in at 35lbs or 16kgs. It would be nice if I could keep it at that but there are a few things still to be added. That weight includes a weeks food plus a bottle of water so the more I eat the lighter it will become.

5 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Bob -- Your walk is going to be sooooo nice! I'd meet you someplace and walk a ways too if I was around. But I won't be.

When people walk the Appalachian Trail here they prearrange places to ship food and supplies.
I would like to walk the Cumberland Trail but probably won't do more than a mile or two that ever again. Just being there is nice though.
http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/
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Jeanette said...

Gday Bob.Just thinking about those long walks and im puffed out,
I pressume Vicki is going to bring your second week of supplies when you meet up for the weekend.. Hope the straps on the backpack are well padded and across your lower back,, "Dont forget the camera"...

Jean said...

I've never walked long distances but I used to run marathons. I wish you fair weather and stunning views. And please look after your feet! Good shoes and preferably two pairs (more weight I know!) There is very good tape you can buy (in France it's called Sparadrap I think)that you can put on potential rubbing places (heels) to PREVENT blisters (not cure them). But the best prevention as you know are good shoes.

Woody Wilbury said...

Hi Bob - if you're going across Kinder Scout, Bleaklow & Black Hill I think boots, not shoes, might be something of a necessity!

Matron said...

I just love walking too, but not quite so far! I've just come back from walking the volcanic craters, lakes and calderas of the Azores - stunning. Hope you enjoy yours. xx