The Shakedown: 4 days hiking in 3

The Shakedown: 4 days hiking in 3

Shakedown! I had chosen Arizona’s Highline trail as the site of my shakedown hike for a couple of reasons: it’s mostly above 5000 feet, within two hours drive, and was through some pretty spectacular landscapes.  Initially, I wanted to hike the full 52 miles but that was sadly not to be. So, I settled for 4o miles over 4 days. The goal of this hike was to shake-out any equipment issues and see if I was recovered enough from the…

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The Gear List

The Gear List

Shakedown hike starts MONDAY!! WOO HOO! So yesterday I packed it all up and hoisted. Not bad!  🙂 I’ve got a pretty final gear list now. Need to do one more run to REI for some random bits and pieces but not a whole lot. My base weight is about 1lb heavier than I had hoped. But I am a bit heavy on the tech. I just have a hard time leaving either my GoPro camera or my Panasonic Lumix…

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