July 1: Nerves

DF: Everything is packed. Tomorrow we begin our journey to the trail. We’re both trying not to obsessively unpack and repack gear to make sure we haven’t forgotten anything. And then there are the diversionary tactics–I’m worrying about downloading ebooks and packing knitting, probably because it takes my mind off the central issue of oh my god we’re going to do WHAT?

BC: All the last minute stuff is definitely nerve-wracking. I think I’ve repacked three or four times at this point. We’re ready.