11 March 2022
I’m not very fussy when eating on trail. One time I packed nothing but pizza for a multi-day trip! So I usually just buy food as I go instead of mailing myself packages.
But today I bought twelve days of food for my upcoming thru-hike of the Arizona Trail. Three days are for the start of my trip, and nine are for resupply packages I am mailing to myself at Colossal Cave and Roosevelt Lake.
These two places are both right on trail at places where they sell nothing but snacks. And Roosevelt Lake is the beginning of a 114 mile stretch, so it’s a good spot to choose foods that are efficient with high calorie density and nutrition (think cashews!) to reduce the weight in my pack.
So now it’s getting real!
I fly to Tucson on Monday, but first some friends and I are planning to do some trail magic for the northbound PCT hikers on Sunday. Should be fun!
And who knows? Maybe I’ll meet someone that I’ll see again when I start southbound on the PCT later this summer….