|Gear angst = a trunk filled with 4 shelters and 3 packs for 2 people ("just in case” the new ones don’t work)|
|Pathfinder enjoying the Kimsey Creek Trail.|
|Nice tight pitch on that Tarptent Notch!|
|New DIY top quilt can also be used as stylish evening stole.|
|New Gossamer Gear Mariposa Pack|
Overall, this trip was a great way to kick off the PCT planning!
|Ice cream at Spring Ridge Creamery.|
The Standing Indian Loop starts at the Backcountry Information Sign, climbs up the Kimsey Creek Trail, goes north on the Appalachian Trail, and then follows the Long Branch Trail back to the trailhead. Here is a link to when I did this loop in the summer.
I am a Trail Ambassador for Gossamer Gear, a manufacturer of ultralight backpacking gear. Gossamer Gear may provided me with this Mariposa backpack to use. However, I don't receive any financial compensation from Gossamer Gear, am under no obligation to make favorable reviews, and all reviews are based on my own opinions.