Okay...so I realize that my 30th b-day is still a ways off (8.5 months and counting) but I've finally figured out what I'm going to do in honor of its passage. I'm gonna go and hide myself in the mountains of Patagonia! And what do you know, Oct. is the beginning of the prime camping/hiking season. I don't have any of the details planned as of yet, but I do know that I want to spend at least 5-6 days in the backcountry - it's been too long since I've last been on a good "connecting with nature" trek. This soul needs to smell trees and climb rocks and subsist on dried fruit, nuts, and other dehydrated vittles.
I need to get a new tent - any suggestions? The last tent I owned wasn't even a tent - just a one person bivy sack. 2.6 lbs. I think I want something a little larger now but I'm super sensative about weight.
On a slightly different note, we had a GREAT weekend in the tri-state area! 55 degrees! I went for two LOOOOOOOONG runs - 8 miles on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday (Oy! My body is feeling it too). It was fabulous. And my Sunday run was out in Long Island. I drove to a nice woody park and got lost in the trees and the earth. Yum! That's the thing about having four seasons, you really appreciate the good weather when it arrives. If we had a similar weekend in San Francisco, people would have been complaining about it being too cold.
And least you think I seem a little too granola crunchy, I also scored a really cute pair of cropped black pants at Anne Taylor Loft for $12.50 (originally $60, plus tax-free week in NYC)! Good weather, good runs, and cute pants - what more can a girl ask for!
Ohhhhhhh....I can't wait to plan my trip. And I'm totally open to having one or two companions. Anyone want to join me? My only requirements is that you've been backcountry camping at least once before and you're not a wuss. Ha!