Gear Item of the Week: Swing Trek Umbrella

Gear Item of the Week: Swing Trek Umbrella

SWING TREK UMBRELLA Before I left for the PCT, a veteran PCT thru-hiker recommended I take an umbrella for at least the desert portion. I’m not much of a hat person because they make me feel hot and sweaty, so I decided maybe the umbrella would be a good idea....
PCT Journey – coming soon!

PCT Journey – coming soon!

Next month I will be beginning my journey on the Pacific Crest Trail–I’m SO excited! The PCT spans from Mexico to Canada, traversing 3 states (California, Oregon and Washington) along the way. If you’d like to follow my journey, you can check back...

10 Multipurpose Backpacking Gear Items

Backpackers are always trying to lower their pack weight. After all, when you are carrying everything you need to live on your back, every ounce should be examined. One simple way to reduce pack weight is to make sure you are toting gadgets that are multipurpose and...