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Harshil Kamdar

PCT Gear List

24 Apr 2016

Honestly, I don’t really know what to write. Or how to write.

I’ll give this a shot though. Be warned – there’s like a 73% chance I’ll quit blogging after 4 days.

I guess I’ll start with a little more about myself. My name is Harshil (like Herschel but spelled and pronounced in a different way (like Marshall with an H but not really)) and I’m going to be attempting the California section of the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a long distance trail on the west coast in the US. It connects Mexico to Canada via a 2,660 mile / 4,280 km x 20 inch / 50 cm strip of spacetime.

My official start date is 16th May. However, I can only be on the trail till ~24th July because of some prior commitments. Therefore, I’m only aiming to finish the California section this time around; but rest assured, I will be back some day to knock out Oregon and Washington.

My gear list should be attached below. If I wasn’t taking the camera, I would have a sub-10 lb base weight (base weight = weight of everything in the backpack minus food and water). But, alas, without Chikini Chameli (thank you, Priyanka), the trail will not be the same. And, yes, I’m including that Sriracha bottle in my base weight. It has slowly become a part of who I am.

I’ll be sure to post a thorough gear review after I’m done with the trail.

That’s all for now.

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