Today I tied up all the lose ends with my final plans and backpack preparation. I'm leaving home with over seven days worth of trail food and supplies. The picture on the right is what seven plus days worth of food looks like. Oatmeal, cereal, pop-tarts and powdered milk for breakfast. Ramen noodles, mac & cheese, tuna, and one Mountain House freeze dried meal for dinner. I think it was Jamaican style chicken and rice. And about 22 snacks for walking lunches consisting of Snickers bars, Power Bars, Cliff Bars, granola bars, beef jerky, dried fruit, and peanut butter. All this food, minus the peanut butter jar, fit into two stuff sacks, seen below. All the food is very high calorie and easy to prepare and pack.
Got to run to the airport now for my first leg across the country. More to come on the rest of my gear and some final photos of preparation by tomorrow night while I'm in Denver. Happy Trails!