So far, the only other supplies I need is food and toiletries which I am slowly gathering, hopefully finishing off the packing once Melissa gets here. It's funny because as people ask me about the trip, become a little more accustomed to hearing about it, they tend to ask what exactly you pack and I'll tell them all the regular things, but also how I really only have one set of clothing. "So, how do you get clean and stuff then?" "Oh, well the thing is. I don't." I usually just explain that I've bought the clothing that doesn't absorb grime and smell as quickly. But really, fat chance of me smelling good on the trail at any point. On the Great Divide, I would have the opportunity to shower and get my body clean, but then my clothing would still be incredibly gross, but then I would have a point where I could wash my clothes, but I would forgo the shower due to exhaustion and then have lovely soft clothes and dirt smeared all over my arms and legs. I really don't know why that was so hard to coordinate for me, but alas, it was.
Anyways, I just wanted to write a quick post, give a shout out to the people who got excited with me, gifted the things they felt would help me out and also the ones who got mad at me when I told them I would be leaving them in such a short amount of time. Those of you who have gotten to know me personally understand that most of the time people don't thrill me (interesting me more in a observational way than personal), but I really have started loving meeting all of the people I have.
I'm also going to miss you, daily beers.