I made it. But, my gear reeks. Horribly. I've washed my down bag, at the laundromat of course, and it's better than it was.
My pack though, man, it's awful. I've had it sitting outside on the porch and in the sun for about a week and it still smells. Is there a way to get rid of the stink? You can't wash a pack very well. Any ideas, past thruhikers?