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Bretwood Higman and Erin McKittrick have been trekking along North America’s wild western coast since starting from Seattle in June. They have carried a core set of gear from the start and made a few adjustments as they traveled north. For the shift from non-winter conditions to winter conditions – which they define as “colder than 20 degrees or with snow too deep to walk through” – they added amazingly little gear. They discuss this added gear and the spectacular failure and success of some of it.