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Tahawus
06-30-2004, 12:51 AM
Sewards and and Seymour from the trailhead as a day hike; what was I thinking?

With an evening shift at work that night but the next two days free, I tossed everything i might need loosely and without sorting into a few stuffsacks and into the back seat of my car. The true loading of my pack waited until about 3am when I was sitting in the parking lot of the Sewards trailhead.

A Red Bull type energy drink had seen me from 4pm until then and my plan had been to start hiking the easy part of the trail in the dark and let the dawn catch me on the trail. Unfortunately it had seemed so dark when I checked the trail, so I dithered. I could feel myself running out of steam as I sat there waiting for a touch of light. Next thing I knew I could see, and it was almost 5:30am, and I had lost at least an hour of light. It was time to hit the trail. Start of Hike - 5:35am.

To be continued...