Saturday, April 9, 2016
PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) Thru Hike 2016 - Clothing
Above you will find a short video of the clothing that I will be wearing at the start of my hike.
Hat : Outdoor Research Full Brimmed Hat (not sure on current pricing as I purchase this in 2010).
Sunglasses: Prepper - $39
Bandana: REI - $5
Shirt: Short sleeved (No price available - purchased in 2008)
Shirt: Columbia Silver Ridge Lite - $55
Pants: Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pants - $60
Gators: Dirty Girl Gaiters - $21
Socks: Darn Tough - $18 and Wrightsock Coolmesh II - $12
Shoes: LaSportiva Wildcats - $110
I was very fortunate to have accumulated enough dividend dollars at REI to completely fund my entire clothing assortment for this trip which greatly helps out considering the expense of quality gear (as you can see by the prices).
I have never done any desert hiking so this will be a trial by error endeavor and this list may or may not change as I progress up the trail.
I hope this provides some insight into what I will be starting off with. As I mentioned before (disclaimer) this is only what I believe (and hope) will work for me and should only be used as a guideline for making personal decisions which will work for you.
Until next time......