Chilkoot: One Month Out

I’ll be setting foot on the Chilkoot Trail in exactly one month from today. I’m like, oh my gosh I need to get everything ready…….and then I’m like, wait, I think I’m ready. I figure that about a week out from departure I’ll check the weather and then I will know what gear I’m taking. … More Chilkoot: One Month Out

Backcountry Ninjas on the Brain – 11 Days Until Departure

It doesn’t really matter that I can’t remember the words to almost any song. But people burst out in song and they are magically bonded for life. Oh well. Even the star spangled banner seems a little foggy. And it’s not just that I’m getting older. This thing has been this thing for as long … More Backcountry Ninjas on the Brain – 11 Days Until Departure

CDT Gear List II

CDT Gear List oz. lb. zpacks 52L arc blast with hip belt pockets 18 zpacks 0F wide long bag 27.1 zpacks solplex tent w/stakes in big agnes stuff sac 19 64.1 4.0 thermarest Xtherm long 16.5 gossamer gear 1/8 pad 3.2 gossamer gear polycryo ground cloth 1.4 cocoon pillow 4.1 msr pack towel half 0.7 … More CDT Gear List II