|314.2 pounds (142.5 kg)|
I'm excited because I'll be taking the day off work on Friday to go hiking next to the Madison River (Bear Trap Canyon) near Norris. It's about 8 miles from the trailhead to the powerhouse, past some excellent fishing and kayaking spots. I'll camp out there overnight, and do the 8 miles back up again the following morning. My reward will be to have a nice long soak in the Norris Hot Springs. For those who would like to follow my progress, you can go to https://share.delorme.com/share/janesdaddy and use the correct password (it's the name of the town I'll be near on Friday, with a capital 'N' - I've already mentioned it twice in this post). The weather forecast calls for a high at 4.00 pm on Friday of 74 °F, cooling down to 46 °F by 6.00 am on Saturday, but most of the night will be in the 50s (hooray!) The rain will stay away until 5-ish in the afternoon on Saturday, so I should be on my way home by then. It's set to be a great trip. It'll be a New Moon that night, so I'll be sure to take my head lamp with me, and it'll be great for star-gazing too.
Planning for the Utah trip, two weeks later, is also going well. Thanks to the power of the Internet, and YouTube, we've been able to check out the campgrounds that have trees suitable for hanging hammocks from (not that many actually INSIDE the Arches and Canyonlands national parks). It'll be a good test of the electronics that will be use on my Oregon trip four weeks afterwards.
For the third week in a row, I increased my weekly step count to a new personal best. After 57,400 and 57,800, last week I walked 58,500 steps. With the upcoming hike next weekend, I should be able to surpass 60,000 this week too.
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