It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
0 hiking miles – 16 hours driving time
It is always interesting to reflect back on all that it takes to make a trip actually happen. If I just talked about how beautiful it is and show myself magically appearing walking in some gorgeous place that would be deceiving. The list of to dos to prepare and plan really goes on and on. Here are just a few vital before trip tasks: travel arrangements, map gathering, route planning, GPS loading, gear selection, making food resupply boxes, do all chores you would normally do while you are hiking, job over prep just in case something goes amiss, endless communication, and on top of all that, you need to prepare your body physically for the upcoming rigors of the trip.
I guess I just want to encourage everyone to push through, plan, dream, and make it happen. After all the little details come together and you look down at your two feet hiking that dream trip, it is so worth it.
Tagging in on Drop n’ Roll and Bubbles’ dream trip is super fortunate. The timing is perfectly in line with my spring break. They have spent countless hours planning every little detail.
My journey began yesterday with 8 hours driving. Three of those hours were in bumper to bumper traffic. This morning I drove 3 hours to meet Paul, the owner of Redrock Express. He shuttled me 5 hours from the end destination of our trip, Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park to meet Drop n’ Roll and Bubs. It is a long way.
Paul was super professional and very knowledgable and willing to share all kinds of fun details and facts about the surrounding area as we drove. If you ever need a shuttle service in the southwest, I recommend checking out Redrock Express.
After much hugging and loud laughter and cheers our trio is settling into trail life quickly, talking gear, miles, water, food, and just laughing loudly. This is why I came.