Erster Post im Jahr 2018. Noch fünf Wochen bis der Flieger in Richtung Los Angeles abhebt.
Langsam trifft mehr und mehr Equipment mit der Post ein. Zelt und Isomatte (Beides von Exped), Reisestativ (von Rollei) alles schon angekommen. Z.Z. hängt der Quilt (Schlafsack Ersatz von Enlightened Equipment) noch in der Zollabfertigung, aber der wird auch noch ankommen. Danach geht es auf Rucksack-Jagt. Wobei ich schon eine Idee habe. Sobald der Quilt ankommt wird die Reiseausrüstung getestet 🙂
On November the first the option to apply for a permit became available. On the dot at 6:30pm (1:30pm pacific time) the service was live and instantly (so was my impression) bent to it’s knee. The 13 minutes weren’t even sufficient to click through the few pages of the application. Okay to be fair, an hour after being returned to the start page several times the service ran very smooth.
And after this hour (nearly) every starting point of April was booked 😀
Well… but I got one of those. Pretty excited about that! Now I can start searching for a flight and everything.
For the big four items, I will probably be looking at some exped products. I
used the two person tent orion extrem II last year in norway. And even if it was to big for one person it was just great.
So for the PCT I am considering a one person option.
For the air mattress it probably will be a light weight one for cold temperatures, so I can us it in the snow as well.
They also offer a pretty light Backpack in comparison to my pack I carried in Norway. Over one kilo lighter.
And because every guide says the sleeping bag should withstand temperatures below -5°C they also have a solution for this. We’ll see.
Welcome to my first blog post about my planed trip on the PCT next year.
Last year walking alone in the national park of Hardangervidda in Norway the loneliness captured me. Relying just on what you have in your backpack and on the tent you sleep in is… rejuvenating. Especially when your normal life is focused around information and the sheer abundance of it.