“We are pretty good cooks, for home cooks without much ambition. Nutrition is important to us, so we spent a lot of time before the hike cooking and dehydrating meals. We’ve been eating well, actually. We’ve had Chicken Cashew Curry, Mountain Couscous with vegetables and spices (that was good!), Indian Lentil Curry, Tunisian Stew, Tunisian-Moroccan Delight, Italian Night, Caribbean Night (with mixed results), and we’ve had a lot of granola bars and beef jerky that I made. The first week there were a lot of peanuts on the menu, and I don’t eat peanuts, so I lost some weight there. We also like to find the best bakery in town so we can find a big cookie or brownie or something that we can take on the trail for a treat. We make it last for a couple of days.
We are sisters and we decided to hike a trail together before we were both too decrepit to do it. Our biggest disappointment is that we haven’t seen a mountain goat yet. I feel like some of the places where we were, a lot of people saw them, but we were too busy gasping for breath. Georgia Pass, Hopeless Pass, Lake Ann Pass. I got to the top of those and just basically fell into a heap.There were probably goats there, but we didn’t see them. We are still looking.”