Hey everyone, loving this forum and have learned a lot in a really short time.
I’m planning on starting a Thru-Hike of the PCT starting late April/Early May heading north and would love some advice on fine tuning my gear list. I’m 34, an avid marathoner, trail runner and cyclist. When I hike I go at a pretty good clip. I won’t have any support so I need to start with pretty much everything and I will mail myself a few things to Kennedy meadows (ice axe, bear canister, etc…) and decide there what I need to get through the sierras with. I’ll be buying food as I hit towns and will bounce food forward as I need. I’m also going to start stoveless and make that adjustment in Kennedy Meadows if I need to.
I’m pretty happy with the list but I love some advice on what I’m missing, or some "what would you do" comments and even some "are you nuts" comments. Some of the list I already own and some I don’t so that may influence some of my decisions going forward.
BTW I know my pack is a bit heavy but I already own it and fits like a glove. Not sure I want to take a chance on something lighter and regretting it a few weeks in. I live in Canada and won't have anyone to send stuff if I need.
And I will be wearing trail runners with dirty girls, long hiking pants, long sleeve light tech running shirt, wide brimmed hat. I may add a short sleeve tech shirt in the mix, not sure yet.
Anyways, have at it