Since no thru-hike is complete without a gear list, this is the list of gear I’m taking with me on my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. This is largely an evolution of my gear from my Appalachian Trail and Long Trail thru-hikes, though with a few major new pieces. I’ve also written on the details of what gear changed, and why.
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One week from today, on the two-year anniversary of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike, I will disappear into the California wilderness, my first overnight hike since I completed the Long Trail last summer, and hopefully, my longest (in distance) yet. So far, this week has been about getting the last bit of equipment and supplies before I ship out.
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Time is quickly running out for preparation for my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, and while I wish I had more time to prepare, I also can’t wait to head out to the trail and get hiking.
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Less than three weeks remain until I head into the wilderness of Southern California. I’ve been quite busy ticking things off my pre-hike to-do list. Sadly, this meant most of my attention for the last month has been on everything but the trail.
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