Last night as I was lying out and weighing my gear (on an EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale none-the-less), I realized that I still didn't have a proper rain jacket for the trail. After checking Promotive and coming up null, I decided that tomorrow (today) I would head over to the L.L. Bean outlet in Bangor, ME to see what I could dredge up on the sales racks.
This post isn't about the jacket I purchased (a lime green Bean's NeoShell Bounder Jacket, L.L. Bean's version of Gortex, coming in at 13 ounces), but the unnamed individual I met at the store who will be hiking the trail this summer as well.
As they say, misery loves company, and fortuitously I've found company who will be leaving a few short days before I will be for the trail.
Let the meetups and questioning (of each other) begin!