Over the years, I’ve been asked repeatedly to write about the items in my backpack, especially those I’ve had problems with or have found that I’d rather not live without. The Katabatic Sawatch backpacking quilt belongs to the latter category. If you’ve missed out on the sleeping bag vs. quilt
Pacific Crest Trail
My final day on the PCT began inconsequentially, save for the Lyme trifecta of dizziness, tiredness, and nausea I was experiencing. I packed up and hiked down to Rae Lakes, enjoying again the spectacular lakeside trail. Near the Rae Lakes ranger station — where friendly Sam Webster was stationed —
My final foray on the Pacific Crest Trail this year was dramatic, to say the least. After the Lyme relapse that sidelined me, I was feeling well enough that I wanted to get back on the trail by the second week in July. I spent a day bustling around Teresa
Sometimes, I think my PCT hike is supposed to be a lesson in flexibility. Or maybe that’s just Lyme.