Hike New Hampshire
Trips in NH
Background Information Date of Hike June 20
  Weather Mostly Sunny, upper 50s to lower 60s
  Location Mount Jackson & Mount Webster
  Length 6.3 miles, about 6 hours on the trail
Equipment Clothes
  • Long sleeve fleece pullover
  • Fleece hat
  • Wind / rain pants (coated nylon)
  • Wind / rain jacket (CB Sports Gore-Tex anaorak w/ hood)
  • North Face Tek-Ware t-shirt
  • EMS Convertible hiking pants (worn as shorts all day)
  • Thor-Lo medium weight hiking socks
  • Merril Wilderness (Black Death) Boots
  • Old favorite US Army issue "Boonie" jungle hat
  Other Equipment
  • PUR Hiker Water Filter
  • Safety / Repair kit
    • Waterproof Matches
    • Tinder (Dryer lint in a waterproof container)
    • Strong nylon thread
    • 2 heavy duty needles (kept w/ thread spool in an old 35mm film canister)
    • Space Blanket
    • Repair Cement (strong all purpose "Barge" cement)
    • 12" of duct tape, rolled around a pencil stub
    • 1st aid kit (Wilderness Systems w/ extra blister treatments & medicines)
    • Leatherman tool
  • Maps of trail & area (generated w/ TOPO!)
  • Silver Ranger compass
  • Bug Spray (Ben's 100)
  • Sunscreen (Coppertone Sport SPF 25)
  • Blistex
  • River crossing shoes
  • Pack-Towl
  • 3 feet of toilet paper
  • Ka-Bar USMC knife
  • Princeton-Tec Headlamp
  • 2 Chewy Granola bars
  • 1 Power Bar
  • 1 can mixed fruit in lite syrup
  • 1/2 sandwich bag of peanuts
  • 2 cans devilled Spam
  • 1 sandwich bag of saltines
  • 1/2 sandwich bag of jelley beans
Note: I drank all of this and we used the filter to restock near the end of the hike.

All of this was packed in my Jansport Cirque pack, with room to spare. Total weight was about 15 lbs.

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