The young men are planning a 50-miler at the end of the month, so I guess it’s time to finally post the pictures of my backpacking gear. I took these in June before the Uintas trip, but never got around to making the post.
Let’s break it down, though. Left to right, top to bottom:
Lastly, this is what I typically wear while hiking:
When I go with a group (as opposed to a solo trip) I bring extra rope, a stuff sack, a carabiner or two, and sometimes a folding saw. If I’m eating with a group then I also bring a tupperware with a lid, and a short-handled spoon that fits inside the tupperware.
For the specific 50-miler the YM are planning, I might bring sunblock, but I’ll leave out all the cold-weather gear except thermals (which make great PJs) and I might bring a larger pot if I’m eating with someone else.