PCT Gear List – Sierra Nevada

After my hike is complete, I will post a a gear list with pictures and clickable links to this page, but for now, here is a copy of my lighterpack list (it has clickable links): https://lighterpack.com/r/b8a8ic These are the items I carried through most of the Sierra...

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...

Gear Item of the Week: Genesis II Neck Knife

GENESIS II NECK KNIFE Before I began my PCT trek, my friend Patrick with MT Knives 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 II...

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. After...

Gear Item of the Week: Darn Tough Wool Socks

DARN TOUGH WOOL SOCKS I used to be a big SmartWools fan, but the LIFETIME guarantee on Darn Tough socks is unbeatable. I had a mouse chew a hole in my sock while on trail and they actually honored the guarantee. They have all sorts of size, length and cushion...

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