I’m switching packs for the PCT! I started with the F-Stop Suhka but am now making the switch to Osprey’s Levity 45.
Access to my camera is going to become more tedious, but the other benefits are numerous. The Levity just sits so much better on my hips and my shoulders, it’s like receiving a hug from your backpack. It’s astounding. Also, the Levity weighs about 3 pounds less than the Suhka, a massive weight saving on the trail.
I’ve also decided to lend my Z-Packs Solplex tent to @leann_ek
! I just found that I love cowboy camping too much. So instead, I’ve decided to pick up the below as my primary shelter system:
- Sea to Summit silk liner for increased warmth
- Sea to Summit tarp-poncho
- Sea to Summit groundsheet
So, yes I’m now doing the PCT without a tent, and will likely keep doing so until I reach Washington. The Sierras are a relatively mild range and storms pass quickly when they do come during the summer months. So, I’m happy to trade a few wet nights for the ability to carry all of my gear with much greater comfort.
I’ve also nabbed @deliciousderek
‘s yellow crocs while I’m resting at his place in Pomona as my around-town footwear!