That’s the look of apprehension

It’s the eve of my first backpacking trip. It doesn’t seem real. It’s been so long in coming that I don’t even really feel like tomorrow is the day.

Years in coming…this adventure is a test. A shakeout of the gear and my physical preparedness.  Questions swirl in my mind. Am I ready? Do I have the right food? Do I have enough? Do I have too much? Is 4 liters of water enough for two days? Maybe I should throw in one more liter. Can I carry 30 pounds for three days? Will my sleeping bag keep me warm enough? Can I keep up with my new hiking partner