Published on 01-16-2014 20:02
I completed a thru hike on August 26th, 2013. I used Whiteblaze so much when researching for the hike. It was a site that I visited daily. I remember a successful 2012 thru hiker posting a review of his gear and strategies for his hike. I found that very helpful, so I decided to do the same thing for any future thru hikers.
Before you read what I wrote below, keep in mind that I was not obsessed with weight. This is for hikers who have an open mind. This is what worked for me, not what works for everyone. Hike your own hike.
Height: 5' 11"
Weight at start: 165 (I gained 11 pounds before the hike on purpose)
Weight at end: 143
Start: Approach Trail on March 13
End: Katahdin on August 26
Avg Miles per day: 13
Number of zero days: 15
Trail name: Salad Days
Here is my gear list I started my hike with:
Backpack - Osprey Atmos 65L
Clothe bag - Sea to Summit 8L Ultra Sil
Food/Bear bag - Zpacks Roll top Blast Food Bag
Misc stuff sack - Sea to Summit 2L Ultra Sil