This weekend we decided to make a trial run with all our gear. We took the bus up to Boulder on Saturday with full packs, new shoes, etc. Two bus transfers each way, and a good walk in Boulder were a good start. We spent the night with Norm in N. boulder, where we had a fun dinner with old friends and plenty of wine. Got up this morning to come back, but had to take a slightly different route to avoid downtown Denver (marathon road closures). All went fine, except we received a showing request for the house that coincided with our arrival home, so we are down the street at Taza having a small bite and killing time. My new pack fits comfortably, Brent’s shoes were good, but my new Keens are a little loose on my feet. I need to find my inserts, but all in all, a successful test.