Gear List

Seasonal Gear Swap

Seasonal Gear Swap

It’s a bit late to be writing about this, but I’ve been meaning to share what I sent home once summer descended with her heat, humidity and bugs.  My parents...

Jul 31, 2018 : Elise Wallace
My Colorado Trail Gear List 2018

My Colorado Trail Gear List 2018

My hike snuck up on me. I am in Denver and I will be hiking in less than nine hours. Since I am not the best at planning in advance,...

Jul 2, 2018 : Caitlin Doak
Dress Rehearsal Was Wet, but Didn’t Dampen My Spirits

Dress Rehearsal Was Wet, but Didn’t Dampen My Spirits

Nineteen days until go time! I have been doing day hikes like crazy, so physically, I'm in great shape! I have 90 percent of my gear purchased and laying on...

Jun 18, 2018 : Rochelle Sorenson
Gear Talk and Pre-Trail Jitters

Gear Talk and Pre-Trail Jitters

As I lie on my sleeping pad in the backyard of a trail angel’s house in San Diego, I can’t help but feel at peace. The lead-up to this moment...

May 10, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
What’s Stayed in My Pack, and What Hasn’t

What’s Stayed in My Pack, and What Hasn’t

Six years ago I attempted a thru-hike and made it 700 miles. The night before I left for Amicalola Falls my pack sat next to my bed. I had not...

May 5, 2018 : Elise Wallace
Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

I'd like to talk with you about the importance of a good night's sleep. The top factor determining what kind of day I'm about to have isn't the forecast (I...

May 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
What’s in Your Pack?

What’s in Your Pack?

Who asked that? Well, nobody. Yet I feel it necessary to make my obligatory gear list post before we start hiking tomorrow. I’ve categorized the gear and given the weights...

Apr 29, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Taylor’s 2018 PCT Gear List

Taylor’s 2018 PCT Gear List

I start hiking in less than a week, so I've been figuring out my final gear setup and logistics. I thought I’d do a gear list for the folks who...

Apr 24, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Dylan’s UL PCT 2018 Gear List

Dylan’s UL PCT 2018 Gear List

The weeks and months leading up to the start of any long-distance hike seem never-ending.  In an effort to feel connected or get some sort of accomplishment people will obsess...

Apr 16, 2018 : Dylan Tonkin
What Works for Me: My PCT Gear List

What Works for Me: My PCT Gear List

AT 2016 vs. PCT 2018 In 2016, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with an extremely heavy pack (22 pounds) and this year I am going to hike the Pacific Crest...

Apr 13, 2018 : Peanut