Thanks for all of this information.
Okay, I need to make some money. What do you figure the overall budget
will be for food, etc, so I can make my budget. It should not be a
problem after my West Coast Brew Fest in May. I need to go hiking at least six
times before then. I could use my current bag and then buy the new one
Also, as for shoes, I was going to get the Vasque Clarion GTX, Though I
am also considering the Vasque Apex/Alpine. I need a high ankle, but
also, my concern is breathing. My feat sweat a lot. I am hoping that my
current orthotics will work because I do not want to spend another $300
on a second pair.
Is the trail going to be rocky or mostly worn?