Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Things I Carry

I've had a few people ask what I'll be carrying. I'm glad you asked.

3 pair of walking shorts
4 polyester athletic shirts
3 pair of Therlos socks
4 pair boxer briefs
1 pair of lightweight pants
2 cotton t-shirts
Rain Jacket
Wide brimmed sun hat
Phillies hat
Aluminum water canteen
Ziploc bag with Engery bars
Ziploc bag with fruit fiber strips
Ziploc bag with multivitamins, advil, moleskin, bandages, body glide,
Ziploc bad with stretching strap and elastic pull band
Dell Mini computer (not pictured)
Ziploc bag with powercords and rechargers
iPhone with headphones and backup battery
Backup Verizon cell phone
Ziploc bag with ravor, toothpaste, toothbrush, retainers, deodorant, floss sticks & Q-tips
Paperback copy of "To a God Unknown" by John Steinbeck
Mini New Testament
Foot Powder

And yes, that all fits into the small blue North Face backpack shown at the top of the picture above.

Tomorrow I will walk two miles around Barkley's Lake and then another mile and a half from Mary Emma's to the Waites. Call it an appetizer to the many days of 15-mile entrees in my future. Luckily, I'm hungry.


  1. Garth,

    I am praying for you on your journey. I'm excited for you and feel blessed to have our paths cross. It is an amazing thing that you are doing. I will continue to check on you and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for your safety and strength (especially your shin) during this monumental task. I feel honored to call you my "newfound friend."

    Hugs & Many Blessings....Susan