We made some efforts to lighten up our packs for this length of trip. On the John Muir Trail, I carried two Alite Monarch chairs totaling over two extra pounds. While it seemed worth it at the time, our mileage on this trip needs to be quite a bit higher and I don’t think we’ll be sitting around as much anyway. We’re not really in the category of ultralight, more just lightweight. At some point as we go I’ll set up some reviews of what lasted, and what needed replacing on the trail (hopefully not much).

Finally, we’re lucky that we can share some of the weight. Typically, I carry the tent and Christa carries the cooking stuff, that way we both need each other and can’t split up for the night (joking).