Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 3rd Amtrak bound

A decision has been made. Tomorrow morning I head to Bakersfield via bus to board the San Joaquin Train and by 8:30 pm I'll be in Santa Cruz. I'm just too flummoxed to head back out into the heat tomorrow and I've decided I need a week off at home. Angela will drop me off at Kennedy Meadows early next week. I'll still be on almost the same schedule so while I am leaving the trail for a bit it shouldn't hurt too much. I hope.

This is good for more reasons than just psychic ones. My current sleeping bag is only a 30 degree bag and while I'm at home I can pickup my warmer bag for the High Sierras. It's still early season so having warmer gear is a smart thing to do. Some projected low temps for the high country in the next week are in the mid-20's. Geeze! Feast or famine, eh?

Hopefully I'm making the right decision here. Only time will tell.


  1. It is the right decision because it is yours.

  2. Gotta agree with Stace on this one. Have fun!

  3. I like youse guys' analysis of my decision

    1. Chris and I think it's a GREAT decision! Have fun at home, swap out your desert gear for some more seasonal equipment... and then have a great time in the Sierra! We think you're being very smart and we love you a whole bunch. XOXO

  4. Ah Shelly, I could imagine your homesickness and disappointment from your post when you couldn't reach Angela. I'm so happy to hear you're giving yourself a break and a little warm, home lovin' to keep you going.

  5. Have a sweet homecomeing with Angela. Sounds like a good decision... sink your toes into home soil, gather what you need and venture out next into your beloved sierras. I'm generally not the commenting type, but have been keeping up with your story and cheering for you all the way. xoxo Moire

  6. Don't I just have the best friends ever?