Saturday, April 04, 2009


(Steve) Met up with Ellie today. She's feeling fine and having a ball! She & Sally are spending the night in a hostel & heading out in the morning after she buys some new boots. The picture is of Ellie & a woman at the outfitter that checks all the stuff in your pack & recommends what to leave out. She lightened Ellie's pack by 2 1/2 pounds!

8 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Great! Every pound lighter helps, I'm sure.

Steve said...

Way to go!! Both of you, Steve and Ellie.
Is that the outfitter at Neel's Gap?

Steve

Evie in WV said...

Great to know there's been contact. Go, Ellie, go! I remain inspired.

Evie in WV

Nancy Toby said...

Thanks for the update, Steve! Whoa, what happened with the boots? 4 days on the trail and she needs new footwear already!? Hope it works out okay!

Theresa said...

Go MacGyver! Every little bit lighter helps. Hope you are having a great hike.

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Judo said...

Way to go Ellie! We're all rooting for you at Women Hikers
!

Judo

fiberjoy said...

She must have one of the lightest hike-thru packs ever!

Yes, what's with the new boots?

Ellie Hamilton said...

Hi, gang! I planned on getting new boots at Neels Gap, 30 miles into the Trail. I had worn-out trail-running/hiking shoes and had to wait till after the first of the month to buy new ones -- so that's what's up with the new boots! I love them. Supportive and (mostly) waterproof.