Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:12 am

No thru-hike is complete without a gear list! This is the list of equipment I’m taking with me on my hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. This is an evolution of the gear from my Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Benton MacKaye Trail, and Tuscarora Trail thru-hikes.

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Lake Tahoe
Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:51 pm

With summer approaching, so too does my next thru-hike: The 171-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, located in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, in California and Nevada.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:01 pm

When I delayed my planned thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail last April due to COVID-19, I was cautiously optimistic that, by April of this year, the virus would have been well under control, things would mostly be “back to normal”, and I’d be on trail. That didn’t really happen.

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View From White Rock Cliff
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:04 pm
Location: Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry / Loop Complete (429.3 miles)

Today was my last day on the Appalachian Trail as part of my Tuscarora-Appalachian Trail loop. It seemed like it was going to be a race against the weather, as the wind, and clouds gradually picked up.

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Morning Fog on the Trail
Monday, September 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Location: Rocky Run Shelter (412.9 miles)

The penultimate day of hiking on my Tuscarora-Appalachian Trail loop brought me a day of great weather and views.

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