Today is the last day I have in Los Angeles, heading off to San Diego/eventually Lake Morena this afternoon. It has been quite nice being able to stay with my cousin who has graciously housed me through my stay and made some rather tasty food for me as well!
I packed my pack this morning with 3L of water, and enough food for about 7 days on the trail and I am starting to understand why people carry all of this on horses! Even at about 25 lbs… it seems rather heavy. This is why I will be taking it slow the first few weeks, and gradually speeding up (especially on the cooler days). I am also looking forward to my curry and rice mix that I made right before leaving- it is a little heavier than my other mixes, but tastes quite good!
One last note: I should have taken an AC adapter for my phone as I am running quite low on battery life (not sunny in LA amazingly). Oops.