Backpacking Gear list.
We will be starting from Happy Isle in Yosemite Valley on Saturday, June 30th. We will exit after we reach Mt. Whitney on July 19th. Here is the link to my Spot transmit that will track our day to day location.
|Item||Weight in lbs and oz|
|Clothes (less running shoes and tarp/poncho)||6 lbs|
|Running Shoes (NB 110 trail runners)||1 lb|
|Poncho/ tarp||13 oz|
|Sleeping bag||3 lb 8 oz|
|Aluminum 2 qt. pt||9 oz|
|Double stainless steel pot/ fry pan lid||1 lb 12 oz|
|Binoculars||1 lb 12 oz|
|Full backpack without water or binoculars and field guide||52 lbs|
|Full backpack with 48 oz water with out binoculars and field guide||56 lbs|
|Full backpack with 48 oz water with out binoculars and field guide||60 lbs|
The above are my own best measurements of the weights of some of the items I will be packing using a balance scale and a bathroom scale so they are not 100% precise. I tried my best to keep the total weight down, but this is definitely not an ultralight rig. Thankfully there is a lot of water flowing everywhere, so most of the time I will only need to carry 1 bottle, 1/2 a bottle or no water at all. Each day we hike we will also be loosing 2 lbs of food so that will be nice. That is until we hit our big resupply on day 8 of our trip at Muir Trail Ranch. That will be our last resupply point until we complete the hike 11 days later. I will be taking on 26lbs of food that day and my backpack weight will probably be in the neighborhood of 75lbs. Hiking out of of that resupply point we will need to climb 4,000 ft as we immediately hit Muir Pass which tops out at 11, 955 ft. I anticipate that to be one of the most challenging parts of the hike.