I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!

Why isn’t it connecting to my phone?! I’m doing it right!

After much hemming and hawing about whether or not to get a satellite device, I finally settled on the Garmin Inreach. Per Rose, “So after all the prep and money you’ve spent, you don’t want to shell out for a device that can potentially save your life? If you end up hurt in the bottom of a canyon I can guarantee you’ll be wishing you’d bought something to send an SOS.” One final trip to REI, and literally HOURS later, the Garmin is set up, bluetooth connected, and ready to send messages and an SOS should I need to. T-minus 4 days to go!

Published by tomconnolly3

Former 270 pound hiking noob is attempting to hike the PCT starting April 8!

5 thoughts on “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!

  1. Good decision!! With you in spirit and hoping you have the trip of a lifetime. And you don’t end up in the bottom of a canyon. Travel safely!


  2. I wish you a fun, rewarding, and safe journey, in that order. My preparation from Runescape in 200m xp in mining, dungeoneering, and archeology seems inadequate for a hike of this magnitude! I live near the northern end of I5 in Bellingham, and my mom lives near the southern end of I5 in Oceanside, and I never realized this was an option. If the Canadian border reopens, I will be up in British Columbia in late August for the Princeton BC Traditional Music Festival.
    fiddlerBarry aka Lor Wise Guy.


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