|This ain't gonna happen on the PCT baby!|
On the JMT my base pack weight was around 13 or 14 lbs. Bearcan and ukulele included. On the long stretches, especially between Muir Trail Ranch and Mount Whitney, where I carried 9 days worth of food, my backpack was waaaay too heavy for my small shoulders. The first day after MTR wasn't funny, that I can tell you.
My goal for the Pacific Crest Trail is to get my BPW down to around 8lbs. Sometimes it's gonna be a little more, sometimes a little less, depending on where I am and whether I need additional clothes or gear for a certain stretch or not.
So this is what my gear list currently looks like. I'm still working on it, so I will probably update this list once in a while in the next three months.
Some items I haven't weighed yet... yes, just because I was too lazy to do so.
Here we go: