Ten little things that might make your time on the Pacific Crest Trail a little more pleasant.
No, I didn’t carry any Band-aids.
… and why gear doesn’t really matter at all.
Because, let’s be real. Staring at trees for weeks on end can get a bit boring.
Hiker hunger: the never-fully-satiated feeling of an empty stomach that occurs when you can’t keep up with the 4,000+ calories you burn each day on trail.
I owned no backpacking gear prior to starting my PCT hike in 2017. Here’s my best estimate for how much I spent on and off trail.