June 29: Mail Drop

Big Cranky and Dragonfly's Long Trail hike, Sunday, June 29, 2014.

DF: We just packed our food bags and our mail drop box. We’ve packed, by weight, what seems to be the right amount–two pounds per person per day. When you pick up the bags, though, they’re awfully heavy.

That’s always the case– food bags are heaviest when you’re leaving town. And, of course, the trail will be all uphill that day.

There’s not a lot in the mail drop. I think it’s more of a security blanket than a necessity. I’m ok with that.