PCT 2014 Gear List

Buckhorn CG, PCT SoCal 2014 (Sorry Mom for smoking)
Buckhorn CG, PCT SoCal 2014 (Sorry Mom for smoking)

When I got to Mammoth, CA in 2014 I FINALLY met eric d! (he works at the Davison St Guest House, go say hello) He’s a ghost and a legend in the long distance hiking community; he’s thru-hiked the PCT 7 times and yo yo-ed! The first thing he said to me was “You have the second smallest pack I’ve seen this year.” I think Charlie Day Hiker had me beat!

Here is the “second smallest pack” from PCT 2014:


ULA CDT backpack (2011) 16 oz


Zpacks Hexamid Twin tent w/ bug net and 2 carbon fiber poles 14.45 oz

8 titanium tent stakes 2.08 oz


Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20 degree sleeping bag 29 oz

Gossamer Gear polycryo groundsheet 1.6 oz

Gossamer Gear Thinlight insulation pad 1/8″ 2.4 oz

Total: 4.10 lbs


Popcan Stove

Aluminum pot

Windscreen made from heavy duty aluminum foil

Zpacks cuben fiber food sack

titanium spoon

small lighter

8 oz fuel bottle

Clothing: Base Layer

Long sleeve polyester shirt

North Face “Better than Naked” running shorts

2 pair Injinji Toe sox



Clothing: Insulation

Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash Down jacket

Driducks Rain Jacket

Zpacks micro fleece hat

thermal underwear top and bottom (SoCal, Sierras, Washington)


Brooks Cascadias or La Sportiva Wildcats

Hygiene/First Aid

Travel size toothbrush/toothpaste

small dropper bottle with Dr. Bronner’s soap

hand sanitizer



duct tape


Petzel eLite headlamp

Suunto Lumi Watch/Altimeter/ Barometer

Trash bag liner for rain

Thru permit, ID, debit card


iPhone 5 w/ Guthook Hikes App, wall charger, mophie extra battery case, and headphones

Swiss Army knife

Pack explosion! PCT 2010
Pack explosion! PCT 2010

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