Last weekend we did our first of four shakedowns for a September thru-hike.
See where we went here:
We did 15 miles on day one, and 5 miles on day two with an additional exploration of Williamsport.
Changes from the last hike include using hammocks instead of tents, lightening up the pack weight significantly, and trying to better source local food supplies rather than carrying everything. I’m also using light-weight trail runners with gaiters instead of the “waterproof” boots I used last time.
My base pack weight was under 10 pounds with my new gear, and the difference was amazing.