Pacific Crest Trail

This will definitely change before we leave, but it’s a start! We are fortunate enough to be able to use some of our gear from our AT thru-hike, but we will be upgrading certain items.

As a pair, we’ll be sharing some of our gear, so I’ll start from there and then move on to our individual gear lists. We’ll evenly divide up these items between us, depending on weight and space.


  • Tent: L.L. Bean Microlight UL-2
  • Footprint: Tyvek ground cloth
  • Stove & Fuel: MSR Pocket Rocket
  • Cookset: Pinnacle Dualist (may change)
  • Water Purification: Undecided
  • Water Bag: Platypus 4L
  • Guide Book/Maps


Sleep + Pack

  • Sleeping Bag: REI Sub Kilo +20
  • Sleeping Bag Liner: Thermolite Reactor Extreme
  • Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol
  • Pack: Undecided
  • Pack Cover
  • Stuff sacks for sleeping bag (8L), liner (2L), clothing (8L), food (13L), and miscellaneous gear (4L)


  • Synthetic short sleeve t-shirt
  • Synthetic long sleeve shirt
  • Under Armour Base 2.0 crew shirt and tights
  • REI Revelcloud jacket
  • Rain Jacket: Undecided
  • 2 Nike Pro Compression Sports Bras
  • 2 pairs Patagonia active hipsters
  • Shorts: Patagonia Baggies
  • Rain Pants: Undecided
  • 2 pair Darn Tough socks
  • Camp socks: 1 pair Smartwool socks
  • Trail Runners: undecided. I’m leaning towards the Altra Lone Peaks
  • Camp shoes: undecided
  • Beanie
  • Gloves
  • Buff

Cooking & Water

Most of these items are listed in our shared gear list at the top.

  • Camelbak 3 liter Bladder
  • 2 SmartWater Bottles
  • Bear Cannister (Sierras)


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb
  • PackTowel Nano
  • Toilet Paper
  • Couple of extra hair elastics (you never know when they’ll break on you!)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Ear Plugs (I’m a light sleeper)

Everything Else

  • Small Knife
  • Lighter
  • REI Traverse Powerlock Trekking Poles
  • Head Lamp: Undecided
  • iPhone, charger, and headphones
  • Journal & pen
  • First Aid supplies