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Kevin Clayton
(kclayton) - F

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
PCT gear list on 11/16/2007 20:31:10 MST Print View

Here is a rough gear list for my hike on the PCT next summer. I am planning on starting May 20 2008 and ending by October. There are some things that are still missing-any suggestions would be appreciated. along with critiques of my current set up. Anything I am Missing? things I can get rid of?

Clothing Items/carried items:
Tee shirt ~4oz
Shorts ~4oz
Long Sleeve Sun shirt ~7
Head sweats Pro tech Hat -3oz
Leki Trekking poles -18oz
Camp Corsa Ice Axe for Sierras -7oz

Smart wool Adrenaline U.l. mini Crew X2 -2.2oz
Simblissity Sree Gaiter -1.8oz
Camp XLC 490 crampons for sierra -17.3oz
Light weight shoos: I have always been a boot person and am looking to switch over any suggestions helpfull: Looking at Inov8 and Montrail shoos.

Other Clothing Items
Golite Virga Rain Jacket for oregon and WA -8oz
Rab Quantum or Golite Wisp Wind Jacket -3oz
Golite Whim wind Pants -4oz
Montbell U.L thermawrap inner jacket -9.8oz
warm cap ~2oz

Granite Gear Vapor Trail -32oz
2 stuff sacks ~2

Sleep System:
Tarptent Contrail -24.5oz
Montbell Super Stretch Downhugger #5 or 4 -20oz
Gossamer Gear Nightlight pad -3.6oz

ThermoJet Microlight Alchohol stovesystem -2.5oz
Vargo Titanium .9L Kettle -4oz
Firelite Folding Titanium Spork -.54oz
Fuel Bottle? the one the stove came with is 4oz

2 3L Platypus containers + 1 1L in Southern CA -3.9oz
Rest of trip 2 1L Platypus -1.8oz
Aquamira water treatment -3oz

Adventure med kit -2.2oz
Msr Packtowel -.7oz
Princeton Tech EOS -3.7oz
Camera-still looking for one
Journal Pen

Total approximate Weight Summary
Pack Base Wieght:
Southern CA-8.52Pounds-3.86kg
High Sierra-9.72pounds-4.41kg
Oregon and Washington-8.88pounds-4.03kg

Items worn or carried
~3.8 pounds-1.7kg

Edited by kclayton on 11/16/2007 20:33:15 MST.

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: PCT gear list on 11/16/2007 21:16:26 MST Print View

That's a good looking list Kevin- and your trip sounds GREAT! Here are a few ideas:

You could drop 12 ounces in the Sierra if you traded the Camp axe and crampons for ULA Equipment gear.

Unless you're an occasional trekking pole user, 19 oz for poles is very heavy for what's now on the market. I'd go Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3 fixies to save about 13 ounces from your hands.

How about rain pants?
What's your rain gear outside of the Pac NW?

For the same insulation jacket weight, you could have a much warmer Cocoon hoody.

I love the Nightlight pad but I'd hate to sleep on it for that long...

Very cool- have fun planning the trip!


David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 11/17/2007 10:40:32 MST Print View


Edited by DaveT on 12/12/2010 19:24:27 MST.

Kevin Clayton
(kclayton) - F

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
PCT gear list on 11/17/2007 19:20:47 MST Print View

thankyou for the replys.

I will deffinetly look at lighter trekking poles. I have never used them before but everyone I talk to says I should deffinetly have them and I agree. The ones I have right now were given to me for free. So I was planning on just using them to save some money, but I think I can do better.

As far as rain gear goes, I have never worn rain pants before. I generally dont seem to have a problem with my legs getting wet. I was planning on just sticking with wind gear in california but I may reconsider. If rain is usually infrequent and short lived I tend to rather just let myself get wet and dry out when the sun comes out. In oregon and WA I plan on carrying a rain jacket because the rain is more likely to last for multiple days.

Thankyou for the suggestions on Ice axes and Crampons also. I have never heard of UL-equipment before. It looks like they have some great stuff, including their packs. I am going to be watching the snow in the sierra to decide whether or not to bring them. Most guide books seem to think that they are necessities so I was given that impression. I do have quiet a bit of experience with self rescue and glacier travel mainly through Ice Climbing.
What are some of the best sites to track Snow Depth in the Sierra?

Edited by kclayton on 11/17/2007 19:22:29 MST.

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: PCT gear list on 11/17/2007 19:27:24 MST Print View

Hey Kevin,
You could also get the Katoola Mini Spikes if you feel the need to bring crampons.
Nice List!

Edited by awsorensen on 11/17/2007 19:28:06 MST.

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 11/17/2007 21:34:59 MST Print View


Edited by DaveT on 12/12/2010 19:25:03 MST.

P. P.
(toesnorth) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: "PCT gear list" on 11/17/2007 21:59:15 MST Print View

" i too never wear rain pants... just let them get wet and dry out later."

Hmmm. Having been born and raised in the good old PNW, I would recommend rain pants. If you don't, your pants will NEVER dry out...........unless you set fire to them!

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 11/17/2007 22:36:46 MST Print View


Edited by DaveT on 12/12/2010 19:25:34 MST.