Gear That I Use


Hiking on the PCT in Washington

Some items shown here are only carried when weather conditions require them. I usually ship them home or have them shipped to me as needed.

Also listed here are items I have carried in the past. For example, my Zpacks Arc Blast backpack did not hold up for a full thru-hike on the AT, so I switched to a Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul for the PCT. I began using a Superior Wilderness Designs Movement 40L pack in 2022.

Items I Currently Use

Item Weight (oz.)
Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul 50L DCF backpack with two hip pockets, water bottle holder and mesh shoulder pocket 32.0
Superior Wilderness Designs DCF Lunch Box storage system for clothing 2.1
Nylofume waterproof pack liner or Hefty trash compactor bag 1.0
lack Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles 17.1
Trekking pole snow baskets* 1.3
Katoohla microspikes footwear traction* 12.3
CAMP Corsa ice axe* 10.4
Liteflex Chrome hiking umbrella* 8.2

Some Items Used in the Past

Item Weight (oz.)
Zpacks Arc Blast Backpack with 2 Hip Pouches and 1 Shoulder Strap Pouch (carried on the Appalachian Trail, replaced due to failure) 22.5
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z-Pole trekking poles (carried on the Appalachian Trail, replaced when one broke) 10.1
Leki Legacy Ultralite trekking poles (replaced after the CDT) 17.1
Osprey Atmos AG 50 (replaced the Zpacks Arc Blast on the Appalachian Trail) 48.2

My descriptions of gear are not intended to be product endorsements. I have not been compensated for any product mentions, nor do I use affiliate links.

* = Item is carried when conditions warrant


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