Gear Item of the Week: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Sleeping Pad

THERM-A-REST NEOAIR XLITE One item that saved my AT thru-hike, and I chose to also use on the PCT, is my NeoAir Xlite inflatable sleeping pad. I started off with a foam sleeping pad, but being a side and stomach sleeper, it just wasn't going to work for me. My bony...
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Original PCT Gear List – Desert Section

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/f84ma7 This is what I originally carried to begin my first...
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PCT Update #4 – Warner Springs, CA to Mt. San Jacinto, CA

After all the late night birthday celebration, I was a little slow leaving Warner Springs the next day. The terrain was beautiful on the immediate stretch north of town. Draping trees helped shade the trail and the change of scenery kept my groggy mind entertained....
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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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