PCT 2018 Gear List

We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire… Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Sir Winston Churchill, radio broadcast February 9, 1941
PCT 2018 gear, cat not included

Here is the gear for my 2018 PCT thru-hike. Extended comments about particular items are at the end. I found a great deal of variation on equipment choices among hikers. Many small gear vendors are in healthy competition, with frequent innovations and design updates.

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Ute Lake State Park 2018

[I need to record notes about trail building projects, or the details become hazy over time.]

Ute Lake State Park project with the NMVFO was the weekend of October 5-7, in far eastern New Mexico near Logan, the second year in a row at this site. Jennie was project leader, and cook!

We removed grass and plants in the trail on Saturday to define the trail, and later removed sand burrs and burned them at the campfire. Continue reading “Ute Lake State Park 2018”