In an unexpected turn of events, just days after the decision to hike solo was made, Camel pops up.
Turns out he's able to finish his current project a bit early, and has a bit of time before he needs to be back home with family for some exciting stuff.
He call's me up, asks if I want company, and just like that -- The Dusty Camel rides again.
While the thought of a long distance solo trek was exhilarating (read: terrifying), I am thankful to have Camel join on this adventure as we prepare for a larger project later in 2017.
Working out the logistics and how we plan to embark on this adventure as we speak; it may go from a fully self-supported trek to a nearly self-supported trek. Food is weighing in at 50 lbs! Add that with the camera equipment, and oh yes -- that much needed trekking equipment -- and I'll be pushing 100 lbs with a full sling of water.
The good news of self-supported hikes, is that the pack weight is consistently decreasing! However, 100 lbs may be a bit hefty with all the camera gear, so may break it up into two stretches.
Pine, AZ is only a mile or two off the trail, and nearly exactly midway -- a perfect resupply option for a quick in and out of civilization.
Camel (Andy) and I will be ironing out logistics this coming week, so stay tuned for more updates!