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RE: PCT thru
@Scott – roger all that. Good suggestion re: shipping the R1. My other thought along those lines is to swap out the parka and the R1 for a slightly warmer puffy altogether (Alpine Light). Good e...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 05, 5:49am

Roger that.
Compass stays in for sure, Seth. I have a similar one from Suunto (compass + thermometer) that comes with me no matter how short of a hike I'm on. Being self contained is also the biggest drive...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 03, 6:47pm

Thanks all!
Thanks both for your replies! @Andy – yep! Need all / most of that for sure. Maps is the biggest thing I'm undecided on right now. I've never /not/ carried physical maps (or something...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 03, 6:38pm

PCT thru
Hey all. Still dialing in a few details, but this is my currently planned list: A few ...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 03, 6:25am

Palmetto Trail – water sources?
I'm currently toying with spending a week on the Palmetto Trail in early December, starting at the Awendaw Passage and working up to Columbia. I've done day hikes on the Awendaw Passage and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Palmetto Trail – water sources?
October 31, 5:51am

Recommend a 3 day section on the Foothills Trail?
Hi all, Looking at taking a long weekend soon and trying out a section of the FHT. Never spent much time on it except the AT intersection and a few day hikes out of Table Rock. Was thinking of s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommend a 3 day section on the Foothills Trail?
April 27, 12:45pm

I did a mid March start and used the following layering system: * Icebreaker 150 weight short sleeve crew * Icebreaker 260 weight long sleeve crew * Montbell UL Down Parka * Rab Momentum ...

In Gear Lists » AT (March departure) layering system question
January 12, 11:06am

Thanks all
Thanks, all! Making the following adjustments: * Tent out * Caribou in; Ultralite out * Second mini bic out * Pack towel trimmed down to 1oz * Compass out * Deet out RE: some of t...

In Gear Lists » Smokies in September list
August 31, 5:48pm

Smokies in September list
Heading to the smokies (Fontana -> Davenport) in early September and could use some feedback on the below list: Pack Osprey Atmos 65 - 55 Trash compactor bag - 2 Subtotal - 57 Clothing...

In Gear Lists » Smokies in September list
August 31, 6:32am

Very helpful
Thanks, Ben - that's more helpful than what I've found elsewhere. Was hoping to be able to leave some of that at home based on the Gatlinburg temps I'd seen, but... better safe than sor...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies temperature in September?
August 13, 9:05am

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