31 January 2021
OK, I already have a dedicated gear page, but I am VERY EXCITED about my upcoming thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. So I decided to tape my phone to the ceiling so I could snap (almost) everything that I am taking on my trip.
Of course, this picture is missing my phone, which was used to take the shot. I also realized that it is missing my capilene sleep shirt, lip balm, and a bag I plan to take with me to carry my food from Zpacks. Otherwise, this is more-or-less a complete picture.
My base weight is about 9 pounds normally, 12 pounds in the Sierra when I have to carry the bear canister, spikes, and ice axe. I really love having a light pack!
As of right this very moment, I am thinking I will take microspikes (not shown) instead of crampons, but we’ll see. If the snowpack ramps up I will probably stick with the crampons, at least for the first big snow section between Cottonwood and Kearsarge Passes. But right now we are sitting at 80% of average and the prediction is for a dry February and March. So maybe I can go lighter.
I’m also not sure about the umbrella. I will definitely start with it. We’ll see.