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ADZPCTKO

Friday, April 28, 2006
Destination: Lake Morena ADZPCTKO
Starting Location: Pioneer Mail Today’s Miles: 0.00
Trip Miles: 52.30
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4-28-06
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Lake Morena ADZPCTKO
I’m taking a zero day at ADZPCTKO with mixed feelings. The event is a great place to reconnect with friends, meet new people, and gather valuable information. At the same time it has a weird feeling to me. I don’t really know how to describe the feeling but the KO feels foreign for a hiking experience. I did not have this feeling in non-hiking years so I may simply be anxious about my hike. This could be exacerbated because my knee is really sore and I am kicking myself for potentially over doing it on the Mt. Laguna day. The thought has occurred to me that I could have screwed up my hike and that is an incredible disappointing and heartbreaking thought. I am sure I am over reacting and simply have an overuse injury but the fear is troubling.
One really great thing about Kick Off is direct access to the cottage industry vendors who are producing the best gear and doing a substantial amount to support the trail. Today Henry Shires from Tarp Tent showed how to optimize the set-up of my rainbow tent, and Brian Frankle from Ultralight Adventure Equipment helped adjust my pack and personally delivered a set of crampons. Where else can you get such service from the owners of companies and then have them donate time and money to support the trail. These guys are the besDestination: Lake Morena ADZPCTKO
Starting Location: Pioneer Mail Today’s Miles: 0.00
Trip Miles: 52.30
Lake Morena ADZPCTKO
I’m taking a zero day at ADZPCTKO with mixed feelings. The event is a great place to reconnect with friends, meet new people, and gather valuable information. At the same time it has a weird feeling to me. I don’t really know how to describe the feeling but the KO feels foreign for a hiking experience. I did not have this feeling in non-hiking years so I may simply be anxious about my hike. This could be exacerbated because my knee is really sore and I am kicking myself for potentially over doing it on the Mt. Laguna day. The thought has occurred to me that I could have screwed up my hike and that is an incredible disappointing and heartbreaking thought. I am sure I am over reacting and simply have an overuse injury but the fear is troubling.
One really great thing about Kick Off is direct access to the cottage industry vendors who are producing the best gear and doing a substantial amount to support the trail. Today Henry Shires from Tarp Tent showed how to optimize the set-up of my rainbow tent, and Brian Frankle from Ultralight Adventure Equipment helped adjust my pack and personally delivered a set of crampons. Where else can you get such service from the owners of companies and then have them donate time and money to support the trail. These guys are the best.

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