gear

WIN this ultralight backpacking kit from PCTA and Platypus Hydration

Get even more pumped for hiking season this year! Enter to win this pretty stellar pile of ultralight backpacking gear from Platypus Hydration, Therm-a-Rest, MSR, PackTowl and Scarpa! Special thanks to Platypus for being the title sponsor and for making this big-pile-of-gear contest happen. They’re our favorite partner that’s also ... Read more “WIN this ultralight backpacking kit from PCTA and Platypus Hydration”

Seeking PCT thru-hikers that want packs and socks from Gregory and KEEN

Our friends at KEEN and Gregory are looking to support 12 PCT thru-hikers from the class of 2014 by providing socks and packs to get them through their PCT adventure. If you’re planning to hike this year, KEEN would love to make you one of their “dirty dozen.”

Twelve thru-hikers ... Read more “Seeking PCT thru-hikers that want packs and socks from Gregory and KEEN”

Gear testing: First night in a Therm-a-Rest sleep system

Many thanks to Therm-a-Rest for supporting Pacific Crest Trail Association! In addition to financial support, the company provided all five of our regional representatives with new sleep systems this summer. Bob Woods reports back with his first bag nights: a trip talking policy with other PCT managers.

I was very ... Read more “Gear testing: First night in a Therm-a-Rest sleep system”