MAY 23-SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

My pack as a ridgerunner is very similar to my pack as a thru-hiker. I am also carrying many of the same gear as I did on my 2011 AT thru-hike.


Pack- Arc'teryx Axios 48L (same as on thru-hike)

Pack Cover - Arc'teryx
Sleeping Bag- Mountain Hardwear Ultra Lamina 32 degree (same as on thru-hike)
Tent- (borrowed from dad)- Big Agnes Fly Creek 2
Hammock- (to use instead of a tent later in summer) Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker
Sleeping pad- Thermarest


Hiking poles- Black Diamond
Boots- Keen Men's Targhee II Mid-TAC
Socks- Smartwool (wear one and one spare in pack)
Gaiters- Outdoor Research (Insect Shield)

Stove- Jetboil (same as on thru-hike)



Water bladder- Platypus Big Zip LP 3L

Dry Bags- Outdoor Research (same as on thru-hike) & 8L Sea to Summit
Headlamp- Black Diamond Storm
Camera- Panasonic Lumix (same as on thru-hike)


Water filter- Katadyn Hiker Pro (same as on thru-hike) & Mini Sawyer [After being on the trail for 8 days I have decided not to use the Katadyn pump anymore and just use the Mini Sawyer and a 32oz squeezable bag. I'll see if I want to upgrade to the Sawyer inline filter after this next 10 days on the trail.]
Clothes - 2 L.L. Bean tops with Ridgerunner patches (not pictured), ExOfficio Bugsaway Damselfly pants, Columbia shorts, Patagonia baselayer top (same as on thru-hike), Stoic baselayer bottoms, L.L. Bean Goretex rainpants, Marmot rainjacket (same as on thru-hike), 1 sports bra, 2 underwear [Note: I will not carry all those clothes in my pack at one time]
Misc. - Silk Sleeping bag liner, lighter, stove fuel, toiletries (wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, insect repellent, sunscreen, nail file, Dr Bronners, chapstick), toilet paper, swiss army knife, Buff, rope, spork, shammy, and book.
What the PATC gave me to carry: First aid kit, cell phone, mini saw, AT companion pages and Maps. I was also issued a radio by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to carry when near their area.