Apps, Map and Guidebook Review

Guthook’s  PCT Guide – We used this app most frequently on the PCT. It cost $25 but was well worth it. The app was especially useful in the Sierra when the trail was under many feet of snow for miles upon miles. It works in airplane mode with the phone’s location service enabled which helps conserve battery life.  We had … Continue reading Apps, Map and Guidebook Review

Favorite piece of gear

Ironically we both forgot to include our favorite pieces of gear in our respective gear reviews. Perhaps subconsciously we felt they were special enough to warrant a separate post. Laurie’s favorite item: Exped Schnozzle Pumpbag This ingenious stuff sack weighs a scant 2 ounces and makes inflating a sleeping pad enjoyable rather than an annoying task. And believe me, after you … Continue reading Favorite piece of gear

Andy’s Gear List

I’ve updated my gear list based on changes made during the hike, including the weight of those items. You can find my gear reviews here. The “Big Five” Weight (oz) backpack Ula circuit REI Flash 65 38.8 58 shelter big agnes fly creek ul3 (body & fly) 33 tent poles and stakes pole(15 oz) + stakes … Continue reading Andy’s Gear List