There’s about 10 weeks until we start the PCT and I’ve pretty much got my gear ready to go. I still need to pick up a sun hat and sew some shorts, but that’s about it. I sewed a quick rough copy of a pair of shorts last week and they came out a bit tight, so hopefully the actual version turns out better. They’re mostly just something light to wear swimming or while I’m doing laundry so a bit ill-fitting is okay. Maybe I’ll model them on the blog here in a few days.
I made a quick video (5 min) tonight showing my gear for the trip. The full ensemble is about 12 lbs plus food and water, which could easily double or triple that weight. I’m also required to carry a 2-3 lbs bear canister in the Sierra’s (somehow this stuff ends up in my pack and not Tara’s. Tent, pot, stove, fuel, first aid kit, repair kit, most of the food – yeah all in my pack).
My full list is below, but some stuff we’ll swap out along the way. Right now I’m leaning towards bringing rain gear for southern Cali, but I’m on the fence because it’s going to feel pretty ridiculous hiking across the Mojave desert with a full set of rain gear.