September  14, 2002 – 24 miles

On Friday at work, I considered what I would hike on Saturday and started thinking about Kings Peak.  I remembered on my first backpacking trip there, that we saw a guy day-hiking it.  He took all day, but did it.  It is normally a three-day backpacking trip.  I have hiked it twice.  The more I thought about it, the more I thought I could do it in one day.  I finally decided to do it and asked Linda if it would be OK.  I would need to be back home on Saturday by 4 p.m., so it meant that I would have to start hiking VERY early in the morning.

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