Catching Up with the Boss

Preparing for our upcoming PCT hike Harpo and I have been revisiting some of Ray Jardine‘s books. Ray was the single biggest influence on how we chose to hike, and his practical (not to mention anti-corporate, DIY) attitude remains totally resonate with where we’re at today. We’re looking forward to exploring the trail where he developed the basis for contemporary lightweight backpacking.

Harpo-Mane and I sewed a tarp tent (with help from our friend Zoe) for the AT and it’s still kickin’ after over 150 nights out – including 6 weeks I recently used it in Northern Cali. I’m looking forward to putting together one of his packs for this journey…

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