Ok! The application process is over! We received our e-mail from the Pacific Crest Trail Association, and we can now download our permits. It didn’t take us long to do that. Just log-in find the link for downloading and print it. Having it in our hands now lets us go on to the gathering of gear, food, and travel plans.
At Wal-Mart, we found a great supply of very cheap rice, noodle, and mashed potato light-weight dinner bases – $1.00 a piece. We must have spent $100 on them. Also, dried milk. Costco has good deals on snack bars, nuts, M&Ms, Starbucks Via instant coffee, and instant oatmeal.