The Trek: Gear List for a Self-Supported Hike
Winnowing down gear for a thru-hike can be stressful enough, but add the pressure of no town stops or aid and logistics get a bit overwhelming. Here is my gear list for my self-supported thru-hike of the San Luis Loop.
See the full list from Pseudosloth on The Trek's website here.
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