Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. The Sea to Summit / Flame UL Women’s (15°) is a warm, ultralight mummy bag. There are no unnecessary features like mat attachments or extra zippers. Instead, it is made of high-quality down and lightweight, water-resistant fabric meant to keep you warm, […]
I like to joke that I have Hobbit feet (minus the hair, luckily), because I have feet that are very small, but extremely wide. This was only emphasized on my PCT hike because hiker feet expand as a result of the absurd quantity of time that you spend walking. So keep that in mind as […]
I spent a lot of time considering what pack I wanted to bring on my PCT hike. The Granite Gear Crown2 seemed like an excellent compromise between weight, comfort, and economy.
The day after bagging my first peak on the Pacific Crest Trail, my sleeping pad acquired a slow leak. I didn’t realize until I woke up in the middle night flat on the rocky ground and wildly uncomfortable. I re-inflated it, only to wake up a little later on the ground again. I got next to […]
I’m going to be carrying my life on my back for the summer – here’s what that will entail. Also, some more definitions and a discussion of ultralight hiking.