Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Get Ready!

Miracles have occured, again!
Last Saturday, I found someone I trust to take care of my precious babies for 4 days and 2 half days. Thank you so very much, Barb. Because of you, this is all possible. That gives me Hans, the ultimate guide, for 4 full days.
Then, I got home this morning and opened my mail. A sponsor sent me $500! It was from my mother-in-law, Maryann!
In her note she writes, "I'm very proud of you as a wonderful wife to Hans and mother of my grandchildren. I have the utmost respect for your training, running, and climbing accomplishments." Thank you Maryann! Wow! And that covers my kid care costs. : )
All of the last minute preparations cut into my training time in the mountains. But, I managed a bit of training at altitude this Fourth of July weekend.
Yosemite Valley to Clouds Rest: accumulated elevation gain of 5785, max elevation of 9930. 21 miles in 8 hours, 16 minutes. Training weight 20 lbs.
Glacier Point Road to Ostrander Lake: accumulated elevation gain of 1645, max elevation of 8560. 12.4 miles in 4 hours 19 minutes. Training weight out bound 18 lbs. Training weight in bound 35-40 (estimate). I helped an injured hiker by carrying her packweight to the trailhead.

So far, there seems to be lots of snow in the Sierras and clear forecast.
The start date: 7/8 on Mt. Shasta. My best boyfriend, Mike Ayon, will meet me in Bishop at 11 pm, Friday for the drive up to Shasta. This allows for a 8-9 am start up the mountain on Saturday. Then he will drive me back down to Bishop (8-9 hour drive) to start Tyndall/Williamson or Langley. Yes, I am gonna be tired! : )
From now on, I plan on doing some pool recovery, rest, eating, packing, and trail conditions research.

12 comments:

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

My Jackie, my friend!

I am so thrilled that this has worked out for you and that the stars have come together.
You go girl and know that the Batchens are with you every step of the way.
We love you!!!!

Jacqueline Florine said...

Thanks sweetie! That makes this even more of a wonderful adventure. I'll be seeing you in Badwater!
Love, Jacki

Barb said...

I truly believe the universe gives us what we need when we need it.

I'm glad to be part of your quest and honored to take care of your most precious little ones.

...I also think I'm the one who's gonna be having fun...so no worries there. Just keep us updated, good luck and stay safe!

"The Nanny"
heeeeheheee

Barb

Hans Florine said...

I got the call this morning!

She Started July 8th at 6:41 am leaving the Shasta Bunny Flat parking lot.

Fireroad said...

Go Jacki! It's early early Sunday morning and I wonder where you are at this point in time. Moving well, I hope and pray. And, I hope the stars are gorgeous under this full moon. What a night! What an adventure you are undertaking! Hans, if you are monitoring these comments, please pass these hopes and cheers to Jacki.

Hans Florine said...

13:14 ( that's 1:14 pm) on Sunday I got a call from J, she's summitted Tyndal! . She started at the trail head at 4am. she said there was snow flurries and she was going to go down to the bowl between Tyndal and Williamson to see how it looks.

FETTKE said...

Go Jacki, go! Sending mucho good energy to you. BIG love from the Fettke Five (including Zen)

Hans Florine said...

got word, J is back in bishop Sunday night at 10:22 pm. she ascended Tyndal but the weather was too dangerous to attempt Williamson. two down 12 or 13 to go...

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Awesome effort my friend!
It is giving my such great energy to get all the updates and look at your photos. What a beautiful smile full of power, strength and determintaion! Uptime rules..:)

Thinking about you every step of the way.
Love you
The Batchens

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Awesome effort my friend!
It is giving my such great energy to get all the updates and look at your photos. What a beautiful smile full of power, strength and determintaion! Uptime rules..:)

Thinking about you every step of the way.
Love you
The Batchens

Hans Florine said...

REST DAY?! I joined J on Tuesday morning to tackle Split mtn. The rough road driving to the trail head was long and bumping. We started from the trailhead at 5:52 am in awesome conditions. - maybe high 50s. We went CTC in just over 11 hours! I was so wasted I had to take a rest day today, Wednesday. Were organizing and resting. Getting ready for the big technical day tomorrow to bang out five 14ers on the Palisades range. We should have new photos up today and more detailed report as we kick back in Kavas.

Jorje said...

I am so proud of you Jackie.I am blessed to know you, you inspire me so much.Thoughts and prayers to you as I look up at the Sierra down here you know where, grind it for it Baby!!!! Jorje