PCT Prep: 2 Pieces of New Gear

My Secret Santa at work this year gave me an REI gift card (how did you know?!)… So Zach and I took a trip down to the local REI to have a look around. The only thing I really had in mind was tent stakes, but really I haven’t compiled a PCT gear list yet…

Of Trash and Treasure

It was Sunday morning and I was in Atlanta preparing to watch one of my best friends get married. The wedding took place in the afternoon, so once Zach dropped me off at the wedding party’s hotel that morning to get ready, he had a few hours to kill before the ceremony began. There are…

Gear Review: Big Agnes Air Core Ultra

I slept the entire length of the Appalachian Trail on a Thermarest Z-lite foam pad. And while I love that little stretch of foam, it taught me some things about what to look for in sleep comfort on the trail. During the last couple months of my thru-hike in November and December, the cold was…