Gear Item of the Week: Altra – Lone Peak 2.5 Trail Runners

ALTRA LONE PEAK 2.5 I have always been a Salomon girl and I completed a thru-hike of the AT with several different pairs of them. Naturally, I began my PCT trek with old trusty! Unfortunately, my feet grew even more within the first 40 miles of the PCT than they had...
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PCT Update #3 – Mt. Laguna, CA to Warner Springs, CA

When I left Mt. Laguna, I told myself I was going to take it easy for a few days and that's exactly what I did. I kept my mileage within 10 miles or so to allow my body to adjust. Most of the time I arrived at camp around 2-3pm even though I had taken my time during...
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Gear Item of the Week: Moment Macro Lens

MOMENT MACRO LENS On my AT thru-hike, I notice that I really liked taking pictures. Of course the mountains and various landscapes were beautiful, but I especially enjoyed capturing the smaller critters--bugs, newts, algae, etc. IPhone cameras actually do fairly well...
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PCT Update #2 – Lake Morena, CA to Mount Laguna, CA

On April 4th, I returned to the trail after enjoying a wonderful breakfast burrito at the Lake Morena convenience store. As I walked back down the dusty path, I thought how spoiled I felt having "real food" on only my second day on the PCT. Feeling rather...
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Gear Item of the Week: Genesis II Neck Knife

GENESIS II NECK KNIFE Before I began my PCT trek, my friend Patrick with www.mtknives.net asked me what knife I planned on taking on my trip. I told him I had carried a Gerber knife on the AT, to which he responded, "Gerbers are for babies." He recommended his Genesis...
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PCT Gear List – Coming Soon!

Next month, I will begin my journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. I have made some upgrades on my gear since my 2015 AT thru-hike to shed some pack weight. Hoping the decrease in base weight will help offset water weight in the desert, we will see. Stay tuned! Happy...

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