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Mar 29, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Second shorter post. The "gear fears" is an interesting exercise in psychology. As I mentioned in my other post, right around mile 600 I had stopped for the day and was really tired of my heavy pack. I decided to create two piles: 1) things I had used 2) things I hadn't used (or not very much). At the next town I got out my "mail ahead" box and put in everything from pile #2. It allowed me to go to a lighter pack (20-25lbs) and I also switched to trail shoes. Keep up the great progress!

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Truly enjoyed your first official PCT post. Great start!

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

What a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday! Hope it’s off to a great start.

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Happy birthday Gib

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Mar 27, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Love your shedding of the weight of fear of vulnerability - thanks for sharing your wisdom and experience Gib and Kristen! You can think of my at my desk on this Monday am and smile as you enjoy the fresh air.

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Mar 27, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Really look forward to following your adventure. Be well and thank you for sharing. ❤️

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Well done, first 20 miles!! Hoping you find many moments of Zen :)

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

New motto: don’t be shitty when things get shitty!

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Go Kristen & Gib!

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Good on ya!! Loved your letter today, so much wisdom. Congratulations on your first day!

So in the end, how many pounds are your backpacks? Love to you and Kristin

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Now Kristen has readjusted and I am 32 and she is 27

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My guess is 35/32

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Actually just weighed them: 30 for me. 29 for kris. Fully loaded. Delighted

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

BC backcountry training seems to have served you well!

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True!

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

So great! Hey, we are down in La Quinta till around early May so when you come through near here we'd love to pick you up and host you if that works. Greg and Cath

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Best contact is 6508674338. And or gbiddle616@gmail.com. You?

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we may need your help as there are closed sections due to snow. Stay tuned: our guessed at itinerary: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YNfeyYj44pqTPEWTZWU4Eyv_DwmU0jUtwICHZ-UGWH0/edit

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Great report - awesome mileage

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Sounds like a solid first day.

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Mar 26, 2023·edited Mar 26, 2023Author

Very

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Gibson Biddle

Loving the updates. Have fun

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