- Apr 27, 2016 at 10:45 pm #3398424
Chance ABPL Member
This past summer I hiked the TRT in 7 days with a 32 liter pack. The only time I resupplied was in Tahoe on the 4th day, and I still had food left over from my initial stock. I plan to hike the PNT in the summer, and I’m wondering if anyone thinks I can get away with using a Gossamer Gear Pilgrim 36. The base weight of my pack is usually around 8 pounds. Is there enough room in the Pilgrim to make it between towns?Apr 29, 2016 at 9:33 am #3398629
Nick OtisBPL Member
I’m at the same base weight, but have yet to crush miles like that. I’m amazed at people who can do that.Jun 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm #3407247
Lawrence ABPL Member
25-30mpd isn’t difficult at all, I was able to do that regularly with a fully loaded Catalyst.
Anyway, for the PNT, I haven’t done it but it wouldn’t surprise me if there were some long stretches without water. Either way, there’s plenty of people who hike the CDT with a Burn or a Kumo and seem to do just fine.Jun 5, 2016 at 10:29 pm #3407300
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Detachable side pockets is one way to temporarily increase your pack volume for stretches where you need to carry water in collapsable containers like Platypus “bottles”.
A few pack makers still offer these aftermarket side pockets.
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