re-Equip via PO

I’m taking an unplanned off trail day to re-equip. My GoLite Pursuit is failing in the shoulder straps and REI gave me a deal on an Ospery Atmos 65. I had to slow my pace for a few days.  Alot of folks are out hiking with GoLites and Osprey packs.  The GoLites handle less heavy loads and don’t take a liking to heavier ones.

One thing I’ve learned is no mater how good the gear is, it’s better to re-equip and break in new gear before the hike. The GoLite I’ve used for 5 years and did not expect it to fail. I’m sure the new pack will work out great however I’ve loaded up for 9 days so I can push through the Smokies.

This is my first post on Appalachian Trials. My previous posts are on

I want to thank Zach for bringing me on so late in the hike.

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