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Susko - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2012

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Mike Susko - Team Spiderbark
City: Barnegat
State: NJ
Country: USA
Begins: Jun 27, 2012
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Jun 24th, 2012

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 426
Journal Visits: 4,477

Pacific Crest Trail Map

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Gear List

^^^ This journal won't be complete until November. It is in draft mode ^^^

Here is my gear list for now, I'll be updating it throughout the trip. Also, mind you I'm cheap..

Shelter- MSR Carbon Reflex 2 (don't buy my '11 version, the cross pole snaps easily)
Sleeping Bag- Stoic Somnus 30
Pack- ULA Epic (originally Granite Gear Blaze AC 60, hated it)
Sleeping Pad- ProLite Plus S

RIP Shoes- Merrell Moab Ventilator, Nike Pegasus, Saucony Adapt
Current Shoes- Adidas Terrex Fast X FM
Shirt- Synthetic Short Sleeve (from Marshalls)
Long Sleeve- I/O Bio Merino Wool
Pants - Started w/ Nike basketball pants (TJ Maxx) - torn up after 200 miles in the snow, got hiking pants w/ zip off legs in Leavenworth at a thrift shop for $ 1.75. Yess
Wind Jacket- older Marmot rain jacket (ebay)

Socks- 2 pairs Coolmesh/Wigwam light socks, 2 pairs Wigwam liners. I like having extra socks.
Sun Hat- REI Paddler's Hat
Boxer Briefs- Under Armour BoxerJock 9 inch (thigh length, not.. err)
Sunglasses- Cheapo Walmart polarized
Knife- Wenger S17
Light- Princeton Tec Fuel 3, not recommended
Trekking Poles- Black Diamond FlickLock

GPS- Garmin eTrex 20
Camera - Canon Powershot 300 HS, 3 light batteries, 64gb space. Fell into a river and took me a few minutes to find. Still works
MP3 Player - lost it (found it in my sleeping bag)

First Aid odds & ends
Nail Clipper
Krazy Glue

Washington gear I sent home 7/27/12--

Ice Axe- Black Diamond Raven
Microspikes- Hillsound Custom
Sleeping Bag - TNF Cat's Meow
Down Sweater- Stoic Hadron Anorak
Shorts- Cheap Mesh, I think I found them
Waterproof Liners - Integral Designs VBL
Warm socks
Warm Hat- Wool hat
Gloves- Marmot
Pot- Snow Peak Trek 900
Stove- Custom pepsi can type
Spork- Titanium
Fuel- Heet
Emergency Blanket

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Journal Photo

Humbled And Grateful

a peaceful, unfrequented place: a solitude in the mountains


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