Just before departing Lauren received an unexpected gift. The Crane family after hearing her story while packing food sent over this amazingly thoughtful pendant. Both Lauren and I were deeply touched and amazed by the creativity. Lauren immediately affixed the symbol of her trail name to her right shoulder strap. Look closely this summer. Thank you to Mitch, Maggie, Jewels &Brian for all of your help packing food & this gift.
PS: Good news, Lauren reported that with 1L of water (2.24 lbs) and 5x days of food, her total weight is 30 lbs which is fantastic given her sleep system requirements!