Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Lake Country, BC
Interest: Backpacking, hiking, Skiing, Mtn Biking, Windsurfing, Dirt Biking
Thanks for the ride coordination offers but my hike is late August.
I think I needed to type and post my scenario to be able to read it and clearly find my solution. While Iíve desperately wanted to do the whole trail (or any of it) for awhile the reality is that, due to current family health issues, I really have no business being away from home for 4 nts right now. Adding in hitch hiking during COVID makes it even more irresponsible for me. Having said that, I desperately need to ďrun awayĒ for just a few days so I think the answer is still a win- Iím going to reduce my permit to be Day 1: Paint Pots - Helmet, Day 2: Helmet - Tumbling then Day 3: hike out Tumbling back to my car then home. Quick and not the leisurely trip I had planned but a compromise I think I can live with. The extra bonus will be being able to carry a light pack.
Iíll get back to do the full trail one day when responsibilities are less. Iíve recently found myself to be a little obsessed with the GDT so I think a section hike from Shark Trailhead to Field next year would be fairly easy to acheive (with permit planning)and then Iíd get to do the rest of the Rockwall. But thatís my ďshineyĒ thing for next year.
Thanks for offering ideas and letting me vent/iron out my life. Not my favourite year (like many of you, Iím sure!)