Self in GTW

The Golden Trout Wilderness was one of the toughest backpacks I’ve been

Aaron in the Golden Trout Wilderness

Aaron in the Golden Trout Wilderness

on in the world.  It was certainly the most difficult I’ve been on in the Sierras, hands down.  The landscape was varied and wild, from wet marshes to recent lava flows.  Recent fire damage made part of the trail nearly impassible.  My only option was to wade through 2 miles of thorn bushes.  Not exactly the best experience.  But – it was downhill doing that part!

Somehow I think the mileage in the book isn’t quite correct.  I’ll check that against the GPS map and post.

4 thoughts on “Self in GTW”

  1. Christiana says:

    Book-marked, I love your blog! 🙂

    1. admin says:

      Thank you!

  2. Jaime Soto says:

    What kind of backpack are you wearing in the picture? It looks small and light. I’m guessing you weren’t carrying a bear canister.

    1. admin says:

      No bear canister in this one – tisk tisk. It’s the Gregory G pack. They don’t make it any more. Their replacement is the Z pack – heavier but more durable. I’ve had this one for a long time, as there’s duct tape on the bottom. I’ve used the Bearikade in it before in Kings Canyon without trouble. The only pack I plan on replacing it with is Ray Jardine’s pack.

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