Planning a “PCT” trip for 2017!

Hiking the Pacific Coast Trail Southbound from Canada to the end of Oregon where it meets California.


Well,  I’m off!  Planning that is.  I have been researching tons of backpacking gear for weeks.  Packs, Pads, Sleep systems, Tents etc etc.  I have finally chosen but still not have it all purchased.  Here is the basic stuff.

Tent- Big Agnes Copper SPur Ul1.  Nothing is every cheap. 2.3 lb.

Sleeping Bag- Western Mountaineering “Versalite” Bag, 10 degree, 850 fill, weight 1.12lb.

Pad-Air rail Sleeping Pad.  1.9 lb.

Pack- Osprey ariel65 women’s med “Deep sea blue”   This could change however if I find              an ultra-lite pack I like better.  4lbs. 15 oz.  That is a lot of weight.


So my base weight will be about 10 pounds,  if I get the lighter pack, it will be around 10.








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