10 days till Mt. Shuksan

In the home stretch now. I’m getting the final pieces of gear that I was missing (needed a new jacket), checking the weather (so far looks good leading up to our arrival in Seattle), and reading about others and their recent attempts on the mountain. Lot’s of talk about good mountain conditions but relatively poor trail conditions (some speculation that due to Sequestration, fewer forest rangers to maintain the trail). 

I’ve had my pack all put together for a few days now, doing my morning workout routine with it on (weighing in at about 35 pounds). In another day or two it’ll be time to take the pack apart and lay everything out to go through gear checks, and packing and repacking practice. 

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