PCT Day 8: Pioneer Mail Picnic Area to Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail

Keto & Ultralight Backpacking Gear & Technique

PCT Stats: Day 8

  • Daily Mileage: 15.78
  • Starting Mile Marker: 52.62
  • Ending Mile Marker: 68.40
  • Pack Weight: 30.33
  • Weather: Sunny and HOT mid 80s
  • Nights in Hammock: 6
  • Nights on Ground: 0
  • Nights in Hotel: 2
  • Health: Right foot feeling even better!

The Rain Has Passed and the Sun Is Out!

I woke up to cloudless sky with the sun shining bright. It was nice to be with to get everything dry before heading out for the day.

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Acorn woodpeckers poke holes and store acorns in them!

Introducing Ultra, Short for Ultra Heavy

Among the many  interesting people I meet every day was a gentleman from Canada named Ultra,  short for Ultra Heavy, due to his backpack and harness set up which was very heavy. He also said he was Ultra Stupid and Ultra Happy! I put his gear on the scale and he weighed in at 69 pounds the heaviest pack we’ve weighed so far, I told him to come delete back when you could win 75 pounds or higher… haha. His rig consisted of harness and ALICE style military platform backpack and ammo container he used for storing his food.

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Ultra’s packed weighed in at 69 pounds!

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Yummy!

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Another Day Down and Another Creative Hammock Hang

At the end of the day I ended up near water source but fortunately there were no trees so I had to get creative with my hammock hang and I used a sign post next to barbed wire fence and a gate to hang!

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