No Appalachian Trail thru-hike is complete without a gear list. Below is a list of the gear I had on the trail. Most of it I started with; a few pieces, I acquired along the way, and very little got sent back.
Over time, I'll add my thoughts and reviews of much of the equipment I used.
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I spent most of the last month after returning from the trail relaxing. When I got back, my feet and knees were rebelling, both quite worn out after six months of hiking, and especially the very strenuous final four days, covering 65 miles plus the summit and descent of Katahdin.
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The washer and dryer at the hostel was in use all of last night, so I did my laundry this morning, throwing my clothes into the washer while I went to get breakfast at the Appalachian Trail Cafe, just down the street, and owned by the same people as the hostel.
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Sea Dog, Pepper, Salt, Shiv, T3, and I got started around 7, heading over to the ranger station to drop everything we weren’t going to need to hike up to the summit and back on the ranger station’s porch. (This is encouraged, but not required.) We began our ascent of Katahdin, and I had probably the lightest pack I’ve ever carried this hike.
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