Friday, April 30, 2010


ONE year ago yesterday, we started the Trail! We definitely miss it.

Presenting at the local Boston REI (where I work part-time).


Monday, April 5, 2010

Gear Lists

Our long-awaited gear lists.

Gregory Palisade 80L backpack
Outdoor Research pack cover
REI Titanal trekking poles
REI Halo 25-degree down sleeping bag (REI Zephyr 15-degree synthetic for WA)
Ridgerest sleeping pad
MSR Pocket Rocket stove + isobutane fuel + bic lighter
GSI hard anodized pot + spoon
Leatherman Micra multi-tool (lost)
Petzl Tikka XP headlamp
Highgear Axis altimeter watch
OR Seattle sombrero, Native Bolt sunglasses, bandana, fleece cap
TNF Wicking t-shirt, REI lightweight MTS long-sleeve zip-T
REI vest
Marmot soft shell & REI precip jackets
REI Sahara zip-off pants
REI rain pants (WA only)
Smartwool liners, REI light hiker socks
Gloves: Liners / fleece
OR low gaiters
Dunham hiking boots
Montrail Torre GTX hiking boots
Montrail trail runners (2 pairs)
Crocs (camp shoes)
Cocoon silk mummy liner, Bear Vault bear canister, long underwear, ice axe, Mountain Hardwear down jacket

Asolo TPS boots (resoled once)
One pair Montrail trail runners in OR
Crocs for camp & stream crossings
Smartwool PhD socks, REI liners
REI Sahara pants
Mtn. Hardware short-sleeved, North Face 1/4 zip long-sleeved shirt
REI silk long johns
Mtn. Hardwear down sweater
Fleece hat, gloves, cotton bandana
Fleece vest
REI rain jacket and Taku pants
Wallaroo sun hat, Native sunglasses
EMS 15-degree down bag, silk liner
3/4 length Ridge-rest
Gregory Deva 60
Atlas snowshoe poles
REI Ti pot, penny stove and denatured alcohol fuel
Tin coffee mug, MSR mugmate
2 1L Nalgene water bottles, 1L Platypus bladder, various soda bottles
Princeton Tech headlamp
Swiss Army knife
Bear canister & ice axe in High Sierra
REI pack cover
Stuff sacks (REI, Mtn. Hardware)
Trash bag (pack liners)

Necessities (In Chris’ backpack):
REI Quarter Dome T2 tent
SPOT GPS satellite messenger
MSR Sweetwater water filter (iodine in High Sierra; Aqua Mira in WA)
Olympus Stylus waterproof camera + 7 extra 2GB microSD cards

iPods + Sony AM/FM walkman
Pleasure reading books
Olympus Stylus 1030 camera
Solio solar charger