2021 CDT Thru-Hike Gear (SOBO)

Total Base Weight – 10lb 9oz (4.79 kg)

Total Starting Base – 12lb 3oz (5.52 kg)

Pack:

Waymark ĒVLV 35L Pack – https://waymarkgearco.com/evlv?ref=19

LiteAF Minimal Hipbelt – https://bit.ly/3j76ihs

Shelter: 

ZPacks Altaplex Tent – https://zpacks.com/products/altaplex-tent?aff=7 

10 Easton Nano Stakes – https://www.tarptent.com/product/stakes/ 

Sleep System: 

UGQ Bandit XL 20* Quilt – https://bit.ly/3A6WsSJ

Zpacks Medium Plus DryBag – https://bit.ly/3hr6s0L 

Thermarest UberLite  –  https://amzn.to/2Xc7NPU 

Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/39NsCpR 

EE Side Kicks –  https://bit.ly/3a1ka8p 

Gossamer Gear 1/8” Pad – https://bit.ly/2JEHCh0 

Cook System: 

Talenti Jar for Cold Soaking

Sea to Summit Spoon – http://amzn.to/2nqpICn

HillTop DCF Food Bag – https://bit.ly/3dBJgf0 

Katadyn BeFree 1L Filter – https://amzn.to/2xr9CLG

1L Water Bottle(Swart Water Bottle)

Clothes:

EE Visp Rain Jacket – https://bit.ly/3wafCUS

EE Torrid Apex Pullover – https://bit.ly/3h9NSv5

OE Prototype Sun Hoodie 

App Gear Beanie – https://bit.ly/3h9KrVd 

Patagonia LW Tights – https://amzn.to/2Xuzn9u

Darn Tough Merino Running Socks – https://amzn.to/3xaLRo7

Nike Pro Running Shorts – https://amzn.to/2PfWfqn 

Buff – https://amzn.to/3i2ATJq 

MH Gloves – https://amzn.to/3dBTr3c

Altra LonePeak 5  – https://amzn.to/2SF0QaL

Electronics:

Canon M6 Mark ii – https://amzn.to/3i252JZ 

Canon 22mm 2.0 – https://amzn.to/3AgPVFb

Gobe ND filters – https://amzn.to/3jyKuf5

BOYA Mini Mic – https://amzn.to/3qH9xhf

RODE SmartLav – https://amzn.to/3qDpIfP

UltraPod III – https://amzn.to/3qJ1wZw

SD Card Reader –  https://amzn.to/3yeiEIZ

Anker Powercore PD 20,000 – https://amzn.to/3xcRORh

Aukey PD 18 W Plug 

Various Charging Cables

Nitecore NU 25 Headlamp – https://amzn.to/3dBrloZ

Iphone 11 Pro – https://amzn.to/3h6ZvDc

Misc:

CNOC Carbon Cork Trekking Pole – https://bit.ly/367tLY8

Hilltop Ditty Bag – https://bit.ly/3dBJgf0

Leuko Tape  – http://amzn.to/2xYkDGr

Victorinox Classic SD Knife – https://amzn.to/2GHkaKx

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2GwhVsA

Travel Bidet – https://amzn.to/3bbnF99
Rawlogy OE Cork Ball –  https://bit.ly/3juZSch

JT Sun Screen – https://amzn.to/2A15mGT  

Bamboo Tooth Brush – https://amzn.to/2WEkMZc 

JT Lip Balm – https://amzn.to/3fyFouW  

First Aid Kit

Sunglasses

Extra Gear:

Vargo Pocket Cleats V3 – https://amzn.to/3w8CeEX

Camp Corsa Ice Axe – https://amzn.to/3hbnbpU

Bear Spray – https://amzn.to/3yiXwBv

Sea to Summit Head Net – https://amzn.to/2GL54Ud

CNOC Vecto 2L – https://bit.ly/3hpSigl

Sawyer Squeeze Filter – https://amzn.to/3jDjZ87

OR Sun Gloves – https://amzn.to/2SGiACF

2021 Bikepacking Gear List

Bike:

2019 Kona Rove ST Frame – https://bit.ly/2Lmb5gn 

Whiskey No.9 CX Carbon Fork –https://bit.ly/35uQduD 

Whiskey No.9 Carbon Bars – https://bit.ly/3pSm2Fo

Whiskey No.7 Carbon Seat Post – https://bit.ly/398KcVa

Shimano XT Rear 11-46

11 Speed Shimano 105 STI Shifters

Raceface Affect Crank with 40 Tooth Chain Ring – https://amzn.to/3bfvfDs 

Easton ARC 27 Rims w/ DT Swiss 350 Hubs

TRP Spyre Brakes – https://amzn.to/35f3GGx 

Specialized Sawtooth 700×42 Tires

Brookes C17 Saddle – https://amzn.to/39aQB2q 

Bags:

Rouge Panda Custom Frame Bag – https://bit.ly/35dc9Ke 

2 Swift Zeitgeist – https://bit.ly/38fgmz4 

Sift Sidekick Stem Pouch – https://bit.ly/3odyzCN 

Carradice Bagman Seat Rack – https://bit.ly/3njS0II 

Shelter: 

ZPacks Altaplex Tent – https://zpacks.com/products/altaplex-tent?aff=7

10 Easton Nano Stakes – https://www.tarptent.com/product/stakes/

60” Carbon Tent Pole – https://zpacks.com/products/60-carbon-fiber-tent-pole?aff=7 

Sleep System: 

UGQ Bandit XL 20* Quilt – https://bit.ly/3A6WsSJ

Thermarest UberLite  –  https://amzn.to/2Xc7NPU

Gossamer Gear 1/8” Pad – https://bit.ly/2JEHCh0

Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/39NsCpR 

EE Side Kicks – https://bit.ly/3a1ka8p 

Cook System: 

BRS UL Stove – https://amzn.to/2GPlJqY

SnowPeak 700 Ti Mug – https://amzn.to/2PEeGnR

Sea to Summit Spoon – http://amzn.to/2nqpICn

HillTop DCF Food Bag – http://partners.hilltoppacks.com/149031/10882 

Sawyer Squeeze – https://amzn.to/3pRpikb 

CNOC Vecto – https://amzn.to/3ohVhtn 

1L Plastic Water Bottle

Stainless Steel Bottle – https://amzn.to/35gBu6m 

Clothes:

OR Echo Sun Hoodie – https://amzn.to/2Dpj1Jt

KUHL Fugitive Shirt – https://www.kuhl.com/kuhl/mens/long-sleeve/fugitive/

Patagonia Dirt Shorts – https://bit.ly/2XcDtEn

EE Visp Rain Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a2mlc3

EE Torrid Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a13Pkf

App Gear Beanie – https://appalachiangearcompany.com/collections/accessories/products/all-paca-fleece-beanie 

Patagonia LW Tights – https://amzn.to/2Xuzn9u

Darn Tough Endurance Socks –https://amzn.to/2EGTnyp

Shimano XC5 Shoes – https://amzn.to/3ojTPXF 

Pearl Izumi Cyclone Gloves – https://amzn.to/3nj0D6y

PEARL IZUMI Barrier Cap – https://amzn.to/3pSdK01 

POC Omne Air Helmet – https://amzn.to/3nkeV6I 

Electronics:

Garmin Edge Explore – https://amzn.to/38fImmc 

Canon M6 Mark Body only: https://amzn.to/3i252JZ

Canon 24-70 f4: https://amzn.to/2MPhwJD

Viltrox Speedbooster: https://amzn.to/35n6x08

UltraPod II – https://amzn.to/2EEznP3 

Anker Powercore PD 10,000 – https://amzn.to/33duney

RavPower 18 W Plug –  https://amzn.to/33aBzIw

Various Charging Cables

Nitecore NU 25 Headlamp – https://amzn.to/38Z995u 

Serfes 350 Head Light – https://amzn.to/398CH0m 

NiteRider Sabre Rear Light – https://amzn.to/38erxYR 

Iphone 11 Pro 

Bike Repair:

Bike Multi-Tool – https://amzn.to/3oh92IQ 

LEZYNE Tubeless Repair Kit – https://amzn.to/38jtOCi 

LEZYNE Pressure Drive Pump – https://amzn.to/3rTYEsO 

Tubolito CX Spare Tube – https://amzn.to/3njhrdF 

Small Bottle of Chain Lube

Rag 

Misc:

Hilltop Ditty Bag – http://partners.hilltoppacks.com/149031/10882 

Leuko Tape  – http://amzn.to/2xYkDGr

Victorinox Classic SD Knife – https://amzn.to/2GHkaKx

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2GwhVsA

Travel Bidet – https://amzn.to/3bbnF99
Rawlogy Cork Ball – https://amzn.to/2Oxa7gb 

Bamboo Tooth Brush – https://amzn.to/2WEkMZc 

JT Lip Balm – https://amzn.to/3fyFouW  

First Aid Kit

Sunglasses

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2020 Colorado Trail Gear List:

Total Base Weight – 12lb 9oz (5.69 kg)

Pack:

Waymark ĒVLV 35L – https://waymarkgearco.com/evlv?ref=19

Shelter: 

ZPacks Altaplex Tent – https://zpacks.com/products/altaplex-tent?aff=7

10 Easton Nano Stakes – https://www.tarptent.com/product/stakes/

Sleep System: 

UGQ Bandit XL 20* Quilt – https://ugqoutdoor.com/top-quilts/xl-bandit/

Thermarest UberLite  –  https://amzn.to/2Xc7NPU

Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/39NsCpR 

EE Side Kicks – https://bit.ly/3a1ka8p 

Cook System: 

BRS UL Stove – https://amzn.to/2GPlJqY

SnowPeak 700 Ti Mug – https://amzn.to/2PEeGnR

Sea to Summit Spoon – http://amzn.to/2nqpICn

HillTop DCF Food Bag – http://partners.hilltoppacks.com/149031/10882

Katadyn BeFree 1L Filter – https://amzn.to/2xr9CLG

1L Water Bottle(Swart Water Bottle)

Clothes:

EE Visp Rain Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a2mlc3

EE Copperfield Wind Pants –  https://bit.ly/3mclwjb

EE Torrid APEX Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a13Pkf

OR Echo Sun Hoodie – https://amzn.to/2Dpj1Jt

App Gear Beanie – https://appalachiangearcompany.com/collections/accessories/products/all-paca-fleece-beanie

Patagonia LW Tights – https://amzn.to/2Xuzn9u

Darn Tough Endurance Socks –https://amzn.to/2EGTnyp

Arteryx Skyline – https://amzn.to/2XaLNDJ

Nike Pro Running Shorts – https://amzn.to/2PfWfqn

Buff – https://amzn.to/3i2ATJq

MH Gloves – https://amzn.to/2XlYNYy

Altra Timp 1.5 – https://amzn.to/2W8MsEo

Electronics:

Canon EOS R – https://amzn.to/2UsWMsN

Canon EF 24mm 2.8 – https://amzn.to/316EJdC

Canon ND Adapter – https://amzn.to/3hTlkDM

Rode Video Micro – https://amzn.to/2XhKdkA

UltraPod II – https://amzn.to/2EEznP3

Arca Clamp – https://amzn.to/2UIyMQM

PD Capture Clip – https://amzn.to/3k7Vei4

Anker Powercore PD 10,000 – https://amzn.to/33duney

RavPower 18 W Plug –  https://amzn.to/33aBzIw

Various Charging Cables

UCO Air Headlamp – http://amzn.to/2kZbubo

Iphone 11 Pro

Misc:

UCO Air Headlamp – http://amzn.to/2kZbubo

CNOC Carbon Trekking Pole – https://bit.ly/3aQaIW2

Hilltop Ditty Bag – http://partners.hilltoppacks.com/149031/10882

Leuko Tape  – http://amzn.to/2xYkDGr

Victorinox Classic SD Knife – https://amzn.to/2GHkaKx

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2GwhVsA

Travel Bidet – https://amzn.to/3bbnF99

Sea to Summit Head Net – https://amzn.to/2GL54Ud

Rawlogy Cork Ball – https://amzn.to/2Oxa7gb

JT Sun Screen – https://amzn.to/2A15mGT

Bamboo Tooth Brush – https://amzn.to/2WEkMZc

JT Lip Balm – https://amzn.to/3fyFouW

First Aid Kit

Sunglasses

(DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS THAT IF YOU CLICK ON ONE OF THE PRODUCT LINKS, I’LL RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. THIS HELPS SUPPORT THE CHANNEL/WEBSITE AND ALLOWS ME TO CONTINUE TO MAKE CONTENT LIKE THIS. THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!)

Darwin’s 2020 AT Section Hike Gear List

Base Weight (Hiking Gear Only)  – 9lb 10oz (4.36 kg)

Total Base Weight (w/ Camera Equipment) – 13lb 3oz (5.98 kg)

Pack:

Waymark ĒVLV 35L – https://waymarkgearco.com/evlv?ref=19

Waymark Fanny Pack – https://waymarkgearco.com/accessories/zipp?ref=19

Shelter: 

ZPacks Altaplex Tent – https://zpacks.com/products/altaplex-tent?aff=7

10 Easton Nano Stakes – https://www.tarptent.com/product/stakes/

Sleep System: 

EE Enigma 20* Quilt – https://bit.ly/37b1iSs

Thermarest Neo Air X-Lite  –  http://amzn.to/2nOaOkA

Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/2uCaPkm

EE Side Kicks – https://bit.ly/3a1ka8p

Cook System: 

BRS UL Stove – https://amzn.to/2GPlJqY

SnowPeak 700 Ti Mug – https://amzn.to/2PEeGnR

Sea to Summit Spoon – http://amzn.to/2nqpICn

HillTop DCF Food Bag – http://partners.hilltoppacks.com/149031/10882

Katadyn BeFree 1L Filter – https://amzn.to/2xr9CLG

1L Water Bottle(Swart Water Bottle)

Clothes:

Zpacks Vertice Rain Jacket – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-jacket?aff=7

Zpacks Vertice Rain Pants – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-pants?aff=7

EE Torrid APEX Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a13Pkf

App Gear Hoodie – https://appalachiangearcompany.com/collections/100-all-paca/products/mens-all-paca-fleece-hoodie

App Gear Beanie – https://appalachiangearcompany.com/collections/accessories/products/all-paca-fleece-beanie

Patagonia LW Tights – https://amzn.to/2Xuzn9u

Darn Tough Endurance Socks –https://amzn.to/2EGTnyp

Arteryx Skyline – https://amzn.to/2XaLNDJ

Nike Pro Running Shorts – http://amzn.to/2wH3KQ8

Buff – https://amzn.to/2EdYan7

MH Gloves – https://amzn.to/2wGFK0D

Altra Timp 1.5 – https://amzn.to/2W8MsEo

Electronics:

Canon EOS R – https://amzn.to/2UmtPOI

Canon EF 24mm 2.8 – https://amzn.to/2JgUbeD

Canon ND Adapter – https://amzn.to/2UnX7fT

Rode Video Micro – https://amzn.to/3brFOjI

UltraPod II – https://amzn.to/3bs9htH

Arca Clamp – https://amzn.to/2UIyMQM

PD Capture Clip – https://amzn.to/2xuvbxK

GoPro Hero 8 – https://amzn.to/33PXtz9

Anker Powercore PD 20,000 – https://amzn.to/2TzjyNI

RavPower 18 W Plug – https://amzn.to/39oasZY

Various Charging Cables

UCO Air Headlamp – http://amzn.to/2kZbubo

Iphone 11 Pro

Misc:

Hilltop Ditty Bag – http://partners.hilltoppacks.com/149031/10882

CNOC Carbon Trekking Pole – https://bit.ly/3aQaIW2

Leuko Tape  – http://amzn.to/2xYkDGr

Victorinox Classic SD Knife – https://amzn.to/2GHkaKx

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2GwhVsA

Sea to Summit Head Net – https://amzn.to/2GL54Ud

Rawlogy Cork Ball – https://amzn.to/2Oxa7gb

First Aid Kit

Misc. Toilettes

Sunglasses

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Darwin’s 2019 Scotland TGO Challenge Gear List

8.31 lbs – On my Back

2.56 lbs – Fanny Pack w/ Camera Equipment

Total Base Weight – 10lb 14oz (4.93 kg)

Pack:

Zpacks NERO – https://zpacks.com/products/nero-backpack?aff=7

Waymark Fanny Pack – https://waymarkgearco.com/accessories/zipp?ref=19

Shelter: 

ZPacks Plexamid Tent – https://zpacks.com/products/plexamid-tent?aff=7

10 Carbon Stakes – https://zpacks.com/products/carbon-fiber-stake?aff=7

Sleep System: 

EE Enigma Quilt – https://bit.ly/37b1iSs

Thermarest Neo Air  –  http://amzn.to/2nOaOkA

Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/2uCaPkm

EE Side Kicks – https://bit.ly/3a1ka8p

Cook System: 

BRS UL Stove – https://amzn.to/2GPlJqY

SnowPeak 700 Ti Mug – https://amzn.to/2PEeGnR

Sea to Summit Spoon – http://amzn.to/2nqpICn

Zpacks Cuben Food Bag – https://zpacks.com/products/bear-bagging-kit?aff=7

Katadyn BeFree 1L Filter – https://amzn.to/2xr9CLG

1L Water Bottle(Swart Water Bottle)

Clothes:

Zpacks Vertice Rain Jacket – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-jacket?aff=7

Zpacks Vertice Rain Pants – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-pants?aff=7

EE Torrid APEX Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a13Pkf

Ice Breaker Merino Wool T – http://amzn.to/2wM43Vc

Patagonia LW Tights – https://amzn.to/2Xuzn9u

Darn Tough Endurance Socks –https://amzn.to/2EGTnyp

Columbia SilverRidge Lite LS Shirt – http://amzn.to/2ocpLAv

Nike Pro Running Shorts – http://amzn.to/2wH3KQ8

Buff – https://amzn.to/2EdYan7

Altra Timp 1.5 – https://amzn.to/2W8MsEo

Electronics:

Canon M50 – https://amzn.to/2Xu6c6c

Canon EF-M 22 – https://amzn.to/2Xu68Du

Rokinon 12mm – https://amzn.to/2PArQCt

Rode Video Micro – https://amzn.to/2XmJ61z

DJI Osmo Pocket – https://amzn.to/2LoGdLL

Anker Dual Port Plug – https://amzn.to/2EztCzF

Anker 20100 Charger – https://amzn.to/2BWv2mb

Pedco UltraPod II – https://amzn.to/2tHNM4h

Various Charging Cables

UCO Air Headlamp – http://amzn.to/2kZbubo

Iphone 7 Plus – http://amzn.to/2iQkdIi

UK Power Adaptor

Misc:

Zpacks Ditty Bag – https://zpacks.com/products/small-dry-bag?aff=7

Zpacks Passport Pouch – https://zpacks.com/products/passport-zip-pouch-1?aff=7

BD Ergo Carbon Cork Trekking Pole – https://amzn.to/2DbagCo

Leuko Tape  – http://amzn.to/2xYkDGr

Victorinox Classic SD Knife – https://amzn.to/2GHkaKx

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2GwhVsA

Sea to Summit Head Net – https://amzn.to/2GL54Ud

First Aid Kit

Misc. Toilettes

Sunglasses

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Darwin’s 2019 AZT Thru-Hike Gear List

Thru-Hiking Gear:

Pack:

Waymark Thru 40 Pack – https://waymarkgearco.com/thru?ref=19

Zpacks Shoulder Pouch – https://zpacks.com/products/shoulder-pouch?aff=7

Shelter: 

ZPacks Plexamid Tent – https://zpacks.com/products/plexamid-tent?aff=7

10 Carbon Stakes – https://zpacks.com/products/carbon-fiber-stake?aff=7

Sleep System: 

EE Enigma Quilt – https://bit.ly/37b1iSs

Thermarest Neo Air    http://amzn.to/2nOaOkA

Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/2uCaPkm

EE Side Kicks – https://bit.ly/3a1ka8p

Cook System: 

Sea to Summit Spoon – http://amzn.to/2nqpICn

Zpacks Cuben Food Bag – https://zpacks.com/products/bear-bagging-kit?aff=7

Sawyer Micro Filter – https://amzn.to/2SvvDkg

CNOC Vector 2L Water Container – https://amzn.to/2JRNEtb

1L Water Bottle(Swart Water Bottle – 2

Clothes:

Zpacks Vertice Rain Jacket – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-jacket?aff=7

EE Torrid APEX Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a13Pkf

EE Wind Pants – https://bit.ly/3mclwjb

Ice Breaker Merino Wool T – http://amzn.to/2wM43Vc

Patagonia LW Tights – https://amzn.to/2Xuzn9u

Darn Tough Endurance Socks –https://amzn.to/2EGTnyp

Wigwam Sock Liners – https://amzn.to/2pofnWa

Columbia SilverRidge Lite LS Shirt – http://amzn.to/2ocpLAv

Nike Pro Running Shorts – http://amzn.to/2wH3KQ8

Buff – https://amzn.to/2EdYan7

OR Sun Gloves – https://amzn.to/2VJ1VtU

Altra Olympus 3.0 – https://amzn.to/2EJgata

Electronics:

Canon M50 – https://amzn.to/2Xu6c6c

Canon EF-M 22 – https://amzn.to/2Xu68Du

Canon EF-M 11-22 – https://amzn.to/2XuL7Jd

Rode Video Micro – https://amzn.to/2XmJ61z

Anker Dual Port Plug – https://amzn.to/2EztCzF

Anker 20100 Charger – https://amzn.to/2BWv2mb

Pedco UltraPod II – https://amzn.to/2tHNM4h

Various Charging Cables

UCO Air Headlamp – http://amzn.to/2kZbubo

Iphone 7 Plus – http://amzn.to/2iQkdIi

Misc:

BD Ergo Carbon Cork Trekking Pole – https://amzn.to/2DbagCo

Leuko Tape  http://amzn.to/2xYkDGr

Spyderco Knife – http://amzn.to/2wHxmwZ

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2GwhVsA

Surface Sun Screen Stick – https://amzn.to/2tW8PAd

First Aid Kit

Misc. Toilettes

Watch A Video Of Me Going Over This Gear List HERE!

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Darwin’s POST PCT Thru-Hike Gear List

Pack

Waymark Thru 40 Pack – https://waymarkgearco.com/thru?ref=19

Zpacks Shoulder Pouch – https://zpacks.com/products/shoulder-pouch?aff=7

Shelter

ZPacks Duplex Tent- https://zpacks.com/products/duplex-tent?aff=7

8 Ti Shepherd Hook Stakes –  https://zpacks.com/products/6-5-titanium-hook-stake-w-red-head?aff=7

Sleep System

EE Enigma Quilt –  https://bit.ly/37b1iSs

Thermarest Neo Air    http://amzn.to/2nOaOkA

Sea to Summit Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/2uCaPkm

Zseat – https://amzn.to/2NOPT2b

Goosefeet Gear Down Socks – https://goosefeetgear.com/products/down-socks/

Cook System

Vargo Ti 700 BOT – http://amzn.to/2DLhU25

Sea to Summit Spoon – http://amzn.to/2nqpICn

Zpacks Cuben Food Bag (w/line)- https://zpacks.com/products/bear-bagging-kit?aff=7

Water Filtration 

Katadyn BeFree 1L Filter – https://amzn.to/2xr9CLG

2 – 1L Disposable Water Bottles

Electronics

UCO Air Headlamp – http://amzn.to/2kZbubo

Anker PowerCore 10000 Charger – http://amzn.to/2xtBijq

Canon G7X Mark ii – http://amzn.to/2xnpSMt

UltraPod Tripod – https://amzn.to/2GuQVZY

Iphone 7 Plus – http://amzn.to/2iQkdIi

Apple SD Card Reader – https://amzn.to/2GRAWbY

Various Charging Cables

Clothes

Zpacks Vertice Rain Jacket – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-jacket?aff=7

EE Torrid APEX Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a13Pkf

EE Wind Pants – https://bit.ly/3mclwjb

Ice Breaker Merino Wool T-Shirt – http://amzn.to/2wM43Vc

Hand Knitted Beanie

Clothes Worn

Darn Tough Socks – http://amzn.to/2oj9ESc

Wigwam Sock Liners – https://amzn.to/2pofnWa

Columbia SilverRidge Lite LS Shirt – http://amzn.to/2ocpLAv

Nike Pro Running Shorts – http://amzn.to/2wH3KQ8

Buff – https://amzn.to/2EdYan7

Altra Olympus 3.0 – https://amzn.to/2pjzuVr

Mesh Back Hat

Other

BD Ergo Carbon Cork Trekking Poles – https://amzn.to/2DbagCo

Zpacks Ditty Bag – https://zpacks.com/products/small-dry-bag?aff=7

Leuko Tape  http://amzn.to/2xYkDGr

Packtowel Nano – https://amzn.to/2DaBGZi

Sea to Summit BugNet – https://amzn.to/2MPcx5I

Triggerpoint Ball – https://amzn.to/2NVHrhl

Spyderco Knife – http://amzn.to/2wHxmwZ

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2GwhVsA

Chapstick Joshua Tree Sun Stick SPF 50 – https://amzn.to/2GU9ny

Bic Mini Lighter – http://amzn.to/2Bnzyeb

Small First Aid Kit

Shit Tickets

Toothbrush/Paste

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Darwin’s 2018- PCT Thru-Hike

Pack
ZPacks Arc Blast-  https://zpacks.com/products/arc-blast-backpack?aff=7
W/ Shoulder Pouch – https://zpacks.com/products/shoulder-pouch?aff=7

Shoulder Water Bottle Holder

Shelter
ZPacks Duplex Tent- https://zpacks.com/products/duplex-tent?aff=7

8 Ti Shepherd Hook Stakes – https://zpacks.com/products/6-5-titanium-hook-stake-w-red-head?aff=7

Sleep System
EE Enigma 20 Quilt – https://bit.ly/37b1iSs

ThermaRest Neo Air (Long) – http://amzn.to/2nSABeB

Sea to Summit Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/2Ha13c1

Goosefeet Gear Down Socks – https://goosefeetgear.com/products/down-socks/

Cook System
BRS UL Stove – http://amzn.to/2snl8rw

Vargo Ti 700 BOT – https://www.vargooutdoors.com/titanium-bot-bottle-pot.html

Sea to Summit Spork – https://amzn.to/2GWYvjA

Bic Mini Lighter – http://amzn.to/2Bnzyeb

Zpacks Cuben Food Bag (w/line)- https://zpacks.com/products/bear-bagging-kit?aff=7

Water Filtration
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter – http://amzn.to/2G4aiZo

3 – 1L Disposable Bottles

1 – Cnoc Vecto Water Container – https://amzn.to/2JRNEtb

Electronics
UCO Air Headlamp (Modified) – http://amzn.to/2sp0RBQ

Anker PowerCore 10000 Charger – http://amzn.to/2xtBijq

Canon G7X Mark ii – http://amzn.to/2xnpSMt

UltraPod Tripod – https://amzn.to/2Eklksd

Iphone 7 Plus –http://amzn.to/2G1dzIM

Apple SD Card Reader – https://amzn.to/2GRAWbY

Various Charging Cables

Clothes
Zpacks Vertice Rain Jacket –  https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-jacket?aff=7

EE Torrid APEX Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a13Pkf

EE Wind Pants – https://bit.ly/3mclwjb

Ice Breaker Merino Wool T – http://amzn.to/2smmmmP

Hand Knitted Beanie

Zpacks Vertice Rain Mitts – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-mitts?aff=7

OR Liner Gloves – http://amzn.to/2CbzJ95

Darn Tough Socks – http://amzn.to/2Ex7mXZ

Clothes Worn
Columbia SilverRidge Lite LS Shirt – http://amzn.to/2ocpLAv

Nike Pro Running Shorts – http://amzn.to/2wH3KQ8

Nike Pro HyperWarm Tights – http://amzn.to/2Cc4NW6

UV Buff – https://amzn.to/2JkUiEQ

Mesh Back Hat

Darn Tough Socks – http://amzn.to/2wMlULm

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Shoes – http://amzn.to/2xWDNfC

Dirty Girl Gaiters – dirtygirlgaiters.com

Other

Cnoc Vertex Carbon Cork Trekking Poles (Modified) – http://amzn.to/2EVMoQnZ

ZPacks Ditty Bag – https://zpacks.com/products/small-dry-bag?aff=7

Leuko Tape (wrapped around Poles) – http://amzn.to/2src0CgSpyderco

Knife – http://amzn.to/2wHxmwZ

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2EhAV0p

SMD Silver Shadow Solar Umbrella – https://www.sixmoondesigns.com/products/silver-shadow

OR Active Ice Sun Gloves – https://amzn.to/2uRbmiK

Small First Aid Kit

Chapstick Joshua Tree Sun Stick SPF 50 – https://amzn.to/2GU9ny

Toothbrush w/ Paste

TP (Shit Tickets)

Sierra Gear: 

Bear Canister: BearVault BV 450 – https://www.amazon.com/BearVault-Resistant-Canister

Ice Axe: Camp Corsa – https://www.amazon.com/CAMP-Corsa-Ice-Axe-Green

Micro Spikes: https://www.amazon.com/Kahtoola-MICROspikes

New Gear For The Last 500 Miles:

Pack: Waymark Thru-40L 

Shoes: Altra Olympus 3.0 – https://www.amazon.com/Altra-AFM1859F-Mens

Filter: Katadyn BeFree 1.0L – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075X5R67T

(DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS THAT IF YOU CLICK ON ONE OF THE PRODUCT LINKS, I’LL RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. THIS HELPS SUPPORT THE CHANNEL/WEBSITE AND ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE TO MAKE CONTENT LIKE THIS. THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!)

2018 Pinhoti Trail Thru-Hike (NOBO)

Hiked By: Darwin

Total Miles: 335 (complete thru-hike)

Day 1- 12 miles

Snuggles dropped Toasted Toad and me off at what we thought was the southern terminus of the Pinhoti Trail. From our research, we thought the trailhead was at the top of Flagg Mountain in Alabama. However, this was not the case. We found the terminus thanks to the caretaker at Flagg Mountain Cabins, Nimble Will. About two miles into the trail we came to our first shelter finding some gear and supplies. The first six miles of trail are in the woods. Almost exactly at the six-mile mark, we started six miles of road walking. Due to a delayed start, our twelve-mile day put us literally at a road intersection. If it wasn’t for trail magic offered by a local, Toasted and I would have needed to walk about six to seven more miles to camp back in the woods.

pinhoti again

Day 2 – 18 miles?

Started the day back with about six miles of road walking even walking through neighborhoods. Finally leaving the paved road to return to the woods on a dirt forest service road. It seems that part of this day’s section of trail is newer. From the information/guide we used, we were expecting more road walking around eleven miles prior to Bull Gap, however, we were rerouted and stayed in the woods.

Day 3 – 8 miles

Due to a water filter malfunction, Toasted Toad and I started hiking late into the afternoon. We got picked up at Bull Gap by a trail angel and drove into town to dry out from rain the night before and to get a replacement filter. Most of the trail today was in the woods with mild terrain.

Day 4 – 20 miles

A few water crossings today, waterfalls and overlooks. Overall mild terrain all in the woods.

water

Day 5 – 17.5 miles

Steep climbs! We had lots of ups and downs today reminding both Toad and me of the Appalachian Trail. We entered into the Cheaha Wilderness, which proved to be some pretty challenging terrain. The day ended at Cheaha State Park. There Toad and I got a burger at the park resturant and resupplied at the park’s general store.

Day 6 – 17 miles 

 

We had a very wet and foggy start to the day causing slippery trail. The roots and rocks along the trail were somewhat treacherous. Encountered our third stream ford today. Finished the day out at a “Trail Magic Camp” that was set up for Toad and I. We enjoyed brats, beer, and dry place to set up our tents for the night under tarps.

trail

Day 7 – 9 miles

Made our first one hundred miles today! Hiked a smaller day to head into Heflin, AL for a shower and resupply. Our day was hiked completely in the woods. My hiking partner Toasted Toad has decided to leave trail due to lack of daylight and knee issues.

Day 8 – 21 miles

Joined by another hiker Leonidas who is hiking about a hundred-mile section of trail since Toasted Toad left. Hit a large section of trail that was flooded out due to the seasonal rainfall. Hiked passed a historic Alabama landmark the Shoal Creek Baptist Church. We found a campground still closed for the season to camp at for the night. Overall trail terrain was wooded and again very mild to flat.

Day 9 – 24 miles

We hiked in a lush Pine Forest today and entered into the Dugger Wilderness. We started moving noticeably up in elevation. This section of trail marks where the terrain becomes a little more difficult. Until now the terrain has been very mild. Climbed Dugger Mountain and Oakey Mountain which were both very steep and difficult climbs. We camped at Oakey Mt. Shelter for the night. So far most of the shelters on the Pinhoti have been newer and well maintained.

Day 10 – 21 miles

We started the day hiking on the Chief Ladiga Trail an old railroad bed and another piece of Alabama history. We hiked alongside a “swampy” area along with a section of trail called “The Pits” that looked like sinkholes. Stopped into Hawkins Hollow Shelter for lunch, which proved to be another really nice shelter stocked with snacks and community gear. We crossed a footbridge today and descended a small ladder adding a little variety to the dirt trail. The highlight of the day was crossing into Georgia! We camped at Spring Creek Shelter, the first shelter for us in Georgia.

ladder

 

Day 11 – 9 miles

The trail took us into Cave Springs, GA via an old service road that then turns into a paved road leading us down the town’s sidewalk. We hiked a smaller day in order to resupply and refuel on town food. We ended up staying in a camper in the Town Square provided by a trail angel. We also enjoyed some of the best Catfish I’ve ever eaten at the Southern Flavor Resturant. A must stop for any hiker!!!

Day 12 – 32 miles

Today was full of mostly paved road walking (around twenty miles) with only a small portion of about twelve miles on an actual dirt trail. The benefit of road walking is stopping at a few gas stations and stores for snacks and lunch. After several miles of paved road walking the trail turned back towards the woods and into the Simms Mt. Rail Trail another old railroad bed. The rail trail is very smooth and proved to be easy hiking. We hiked to the end of the rail trail hitting the two hundred mile marker of the Pinhoti and headed into Rome, GA where Leonidas left the trail.

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Day 13 – 21.6 miles

Started the day out solo and hiking into the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. My legs are really starting to talk back to me after so much road walking and big days. Today provided some softer trail and smoother terrain with old service roads, which is a nice change from the paved. I ended the day at the West Armuchee Trailhead before heading into Summerville, GA thanks to a trail angel to rest and soak my legs.

trail head

Day 14 – 23 miles

Started the day off with more miles on forest service roads along with a few small water crossings. Had some great views on top of John’s Mountain after some steep climbing to the summit. One of the best views I’ve had in Georgia. Attempted to camp at Snake Gap, however, I hiked on three more miles in order to find some kind of campsite.

Day 15 – 13.5 miles

Hiked into Dalton, GA to resupply and rest up. I stayed at the Super 8 Motel, resupplied at a Kroger Supermarket, and ate ALOT of Pizza. My legs are still feeling very sore due to the trail returning to the road tomorrow, I wanted to rest up as much as possible.

Day 16 – 34 miles

Started a very large section of road walking out of Dalton, GA today; around twenty-four miles before hitting ten more trail miles. Made camp next to a creek.

pinhoti

Day 17 – 23 miles
Hiked primarily dirt trail, which has been great the weather has however been humid and sticky. I had a very big stream crossing today and continued hiking in bog-like terrain/conditions. I decided to go ahead and push it to the end of the trail. I however took a wrong turn and hiked three miles on another trail. Ended up walking a road for a while until I realized what I had done. Backtracked about 0.5 miles and made camp for the night.

Day 18 – 6 miles?

Due to a wrong turn on Mountaintown Creek Trail, I was unable to finish the Pinhoti as planned on Day 17. The terrain was for the most part smooth today with multiple knee deep water crossings. Made it to the Northern Terminus of the Pinhoti which meets up with the Benton Mckaye Trail. The Pinhoti’s Northern Terminus ends in the middle of the woods forcing me to hike another two to three miles up a mountain in order to find a major road crossing to head back into the closest town.

termiuns

Helpful Links When Planning A Pinhoti Hike: 

Pinhoti Trail Alliance

trailguidewiki.com

At the time of my hike there was not a lot of current information on the Pinhoti. There are currently several companies now interested in having hikers document notes and GPS coordinates which would be a great opportunity for someone planning a thru-hike to look into. Please do LOTS of your own research before heading out! 

 

 

Darwin’s 2018 Pinhoti Trail Thru-Hike

Pack

ZPacks Arc Blast-  https://zpacks.com/products/arc-blast-backpack?aff=7
W/ Shoulder Pouch –  https://zpacks.com/products/shoulder-pouch?aff=7

Shelter

ZPacks Duplex Tent- https://zpacks.com/products/duplex-tent?aff=7
8 Ti Shepherd Hook Stakes – https://zpacks.com/products/6-5-titanium-hook-stake-w-red-head?aff=7

Sleep System

EE Revelation 20 Quilt – https://bit.ly/347plA6

ThermaRest Neo Air (Long) – http://amzn.to/2nSABeB
Trekology UL Pillow – http://amzn.to/2H6IqFe
Goosefeet Gear Down Socks – https://goosefeetgear.com/products/down-socks/

Cook System

BRS UL Stove – http://amzn.to/2snl8rw
Vargo Ti 750 BOT – https://www.vargooutdoors.com/titanium-bot-bottle-pot.html
Sea to Summit Spork – http://amzn.to/2EgADXC
8oz Fuel Can – http://amzn.to/2EWbLSh
Bic Mini Lighter – http://amzn.to/2Bnzyeb
Zpacks Cuben Food Bag (w/line) – https://zpacks.com/products/bear-bagging-kit?aff=7

Water Filtration

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter – http://amzn.to/2G4aiZo
2 – 1L SmartWater Bottles
1 – Cnoc Vecto Water Container – https://amzn.to/2JRNEtb

Electronics

UCO Air Headlamp (Modified) – http://amzn.to/2sp0RBQ
Anker PowerCore 10000 Charger – http://amzn.to/2xtBijq
Canon G7X Mark ii – http://amzn.to/2xnpSMt
GorillaPod Action Tripod – http://amzn.to/2Eh3oDv

Extra Camera Battery – http://amzn.to/2Bluffa
Iphone 7 Plus – http://amzn.to/2G1dzIM
Various Charging Cables

Clothes

Zpacks Vertice Rain Jacket – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-jacket?aff=7
EE Torid APEX Jacket – https://bit.ly/3a13Pkf

EE Wind Pants – https://bit.ly/3mclwjb
Ice Breaker Merino Wool T – http://amzn.to/2smmmmP
OR Transcendent Down Beanie – http://amzn.to/2nQZ7g4
Zpacks Vertice Rain Mitts – https://zpacks.com/products/vertice-rain-mitts?aff=7
OR Liner Gloves – http://amzn.to/2CbzJ95
Darn Tough Socks – http://amzn.to/2Ex7mXZ

Clothes Worn

Columbia SilverRidge Lite LS Shirt – http://amzn.to/2ocpLAv

Nike Pro Running Shorts – http://amzn.to/2wH3KQ8
Nike Pro HyperWarm Tights – http://amzn.to/2Cc4NW6
Buff – http://amzn.to/2G3M8y4
Mesh Back Hat
Darn Tough Socks – http://amzn.to/2wMlULm
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Shoes – http://amzn.to/2xWDNfC
Dirty Girl Gaiters – https://dirtygirlgaiters.com

Other

Cnoc Vertex Carbon Cork Trekking Poles (Modified) – http://amzn.to/2EVMoQn
ZPacks Ditty Bag – https://zpacks.com/products/small-dry-bag?aff=7
Leuko Tape (wrapped around Poles) – http://amzn.to/2src0Cg
Spyderco Knife – http://amzn.to/2wHxmwZ
Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2EhAV0p
Small First-Aid Kit
Chapstick
Toothbrush w/ Paste
TP (Shit Tickets)

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