Appalachian Trail Food Resupply

We created our Appalachian Trail food resupply plan with two priorities in mind:

  1. Stay close to the trail. We prefer to remain in the wilderness away from city noises and distractions. We’ll walk to our resupply points and avoid cars and shuttles wherever possible.
  2. Keep it strictly vegetarian and mostly organic. We’ll buy from grocery stores where feasible and ship food boxes to areas with slim vegetarian pickings.

We used a similar resupply strategy on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and it worked very well. On our Appalachian Trail (AT) thru hike we plan to buy food at 16 stores and pick up 20 maildrops. Some sections of the AT run close to convenience stores and restaurants. In those sections we will carry less food than normal.

PCT Campsite Video and Tent Review

Every evening on the Pacific Crest Trail we were on the lookout for a campsite. Sometimes the search was easy and in a few minutes we found a flat pre-established site with a view. Other times, after walking an extra hour and a half, with daylight almost gone, we had to settle for a tiny spot between bushes. We photographed all our campsites along the PCT and created this short fun video with the assistance of Joe Sofranko. Enjoy!

The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 tent performed well during our PCT thru hike. It’s very light. Out of the box this two-person tent weighs 2.6 pounds. We left the stuff sack at home and brought only 6 Vargo titanium tent stakes, bringing the weight down to 2.3 pounds. The Fly Creek UL2 was cozy for the two of us with only a few inches to spare on either side of our sleeping pads, but its small size allowed us to pitch the tent in itty bitty spots when necessary.

Pre-Ordering Available for our PCT Photo Book

Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs cover image

We are very excited to announce pre-orders for our book, Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs. The book consists of large, high quality landscape images from our Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. It flows sequentially, beginning at the Mexican border and proceeding north to Canada. Each individual photograph is a piece of art. As a collection, they visually tell the story of the landscapes along the Pacific Crest Trail, from the deserts of Southern California, through the high passes of the Sierras, and into the rain forests and volcanoes of Oregon and Washington. All pre-ordered books will be signed by Chris, and will ship in late February.

Pre-order a signed copy here.

Here is a peek behind the scenes at the work we’ve done to make this book a reality.

Transitioning

Fresh off the Pacific Crest Trail, we didn’t fit into a big city like Vancouver, but there we were. The first few days were shocking. Traffic flew by uncomfortably fast, our physical surroundings were unnaturally filled with stern right angles, and there was constant noise. People crowded the sidewalks, but didn’t acknowledge one another. Even music, though enjoyable, sounded foreign. We were happy to rest our feet, but mentally it was rough to switch from 5 1/2 months in the backcountry to city life.