Starting Location: Duncannon, PA
Destination: Peters Mt. Shelter
Total Miles: 1152.9
One last stop at the post office this morning after bringing back the rental car to send home my backpack and the extra things I cut out. All told, I cut out 12.5 pounds including the old backpack and traded it for the new pack weighing less than 2 lbs. In the end, I hit the trail with a new pack fully loaded with water and food for 5 days weighing just 28 lbs–about 15 lbs less than the pack I carried over 2 months ago at the very start of the trail.
A very comfortable hike today and the new pack is really fantastic so far. The day’s only downside has been losing the basket off of one of my trekking poles.