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.