Well ladies and gents, the adventure is fast approaching. Getting rather excited, I have started gathering gear. Team AA will be well equipped. Gadgets and treats, hammock and tent, it’s all coming with me. So far my items prepped for packing include: tent, sleeping bag and pad, head lamp(x2), hammock, Go Pro camera, waterproof bag for iPhone, my broken-in Brooks Cascadias, Nathan Intensity, msr stove, flint, dryer lint, Starbucks vanilla singles, tea bags, coffee mug, and a wide assortment of jelly beans from Easter……I have a substantial amount of work ahead of me. Other items necessary to a successful, yet entertaining romp in the Canyon are as follows: fuel for the body(gu, chew, beans, salt caps, pbj, and so forth), cute running attire, toiletries(mascara and lip gloss fall under this category), iPhone/iPod(We need good tunes, as no real road trip is legit without a proper soundtrack. After all, we are riding off into the wide blue/brown yonder of the desert!), journal and pen, dollar bills, hat, sunglasses, good book(maybe a James Lee Burke), day pack and backpacking pack. That’s what I have so far. This is of course subject to change as I make adjustments. Plus, it’s likely that I have failed to remember certain necessities due to the late hour and the fact that I have had a busy day of running and entertaining children.
Team AA means business!
We are always serious and alert like this bird.