1. Ken M
    Ken M October 27, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Add #11: a nice dip in a lake or stream to rinse off accumulated trail dust and sweat. Nothing like that refreshing newly clean feeling to recharge your batteries!

  2. Steve Herr
    Steve Herr October 28, 2015 at 4:04 am

    I would add two others that are morale boosters –

    First, soaking your feet and letting them air dry. Let your toes out to run wild a freeeeee! They will appreciate it.

    Second, include some fun foods in your resupplies. These are things that maybe don’t meet your calories/ounce or calories/cubic inch targets, but you can consume them at your resupply point without having to worry about carrying them. I was using 24 ounce soda bottles for holding water, and so I included a bottle of pineapple soda (my favorite) at both Red’s and MTR resupplies, then I have replacement bottles handy. And after seeing Mile, Mile and a Half, I also included some Pringles at MTR.

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  4. Byron Nevins
    Byron Nevins February 2, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Another nice things about the top of passes — EVERYBODY is going downhill!!

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