Our Brand Ambassadors serve as a source of inspiration and we are excited to announce a new series where you'll get a chance to see what's in their packs! First up, Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa shares his gear list for his 2016 hike of the Continental Divide Trail.

img_6390The following gear was used during the last two months of my Thru-hike of the CDT, ending September 9th. The main area of use was through the Wind River Range in Wyoming north to the trail's end in Glacier National Park / /> img_7467The terrain varied from high alpine mountains in the summer, to wide open sagebrush-covered peaks in Idaho and Montana. The last stretch of trail found me in deep river valleys in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and then varied terrain in Glacier National Park.img_7803

Temperatures varied widely during these months. Night time temperatures were often below freezing with frost in the mornings and daytime temperatures were on the mild side, topping out in the mid 80's. I expected to encounter mostly dry western summer conditions with occasional rain storms, to my surprise I did encounter a fair amount of rain/snow mix the last week on trail.


One challenge in this section of trail was long waterless stretches in Montana and even longer food carries through grizzly bear country. For my bear system I used an Ursack and carried bear spray. Read about my CDT hike and more at The Dago Diaries.

abpy3561 Allgood's CDT Gear
Item Weight (oz)
Gossamer Gear Kumo 15.7
Pack Liner ( Gossamer Gear) 1.2
MLD Duomid-Cuben 12.5
Toaks Titanium V Stakes (6) 2.4
Sleeping System
Pad- Gossamer Gear Wide 3/4 length 12
Quilt- Katabatic Alsek 22 24.6
Bivy- MLD Superlight 5.5
LokSak 20x12 (Food Bag) 1.2
Toaks Long Handle Ti Spoon 0.57
Toaks Alcohol Stove 0.7
Trail Designs Ti Caldera Cone 1.75
Trail Designs Fosters Can Pot 0.88
Trail Designs F-keg case 3.1
Mini Bic 0.4
Mini Coca Cola Bottle (Fuel) 0.4
Water System
Platypus 3 Liter with Hose 4
Sawyer Squeeze Filter 3
Sawyer Squeze Bag 0.5
Nalgene Large Mouth Canteen 2.8
First Aid/Hygiene/Repair
Ace Bandage
Sawyer Sunscreen
Hand Sanitizer
Tooth Powder (in mini container)
Tooth Brush
Dental Floss
Iodine (in mini dropper)
Sewing Needle
Duct Tape (Wrapped onto hiking poles)
Tenacious Tape Patches
Saftey pin
Band Aids
Swiss Army Knife mini 0.8
Mont-bell Torrent Flyer 8.6
Mont-bell Tachyon Anorark 1.9
Mont-bell Torrent Flyer Pants 6
Mont-bell Chameece Fleece Beanie 1.2
Mont-bell Chameece Fleece Gloves 1
MLD Event Overmits 1.4
Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket 9
Bandana 0.8
Buff Merino Wool 1.7
Mont-bell Merino Long Sleeve Top 4.8
Point6 CDT Socks
Ice Breaker Merino Bottoms
Phone-iPhone 6 4.55
iphone Charger
Anker Astro 6700mAh 4.8
Delorme InReach Explorer 6.7
Petzl e-Lite 1.69
Lumix Camera 4.96
Extra Lumix Battery 1.6
TP Bag (Double quart ziplocks)
Zero Gram Cuben Fiber Wallet 0.4
Credit Card/ Drivers Liscence
Suunto Compass 1.6
Small Pen 0.064
Sharpie Marker
Rite In The Rain Journal 1.6
Base Weight 158
Clothes Items/Worn
Purple Rain Adventure Skirts (Kilt) 4
Columbia PFS Button Up Shirt
Mont-bell Visor
Revo Sunglasses
Hides Sunglass Strap 0.38
Exofficio Give and Go Boxer Brief 2.5
Suunto Core Crush Watch 2.9
Dirty Girl gaiters
Point6 Socks
Leki Corklite Poles 19.1

Edit: Here are the shoes, which changed depending on the region:

NM 2 pairs of Altra Olympus 2.0

CO 1 Pair of Altra Lone Peaks Neo Shell

WY 2 pairs Altra Lone Peak 2.5

MT/ID 2 Pairs of Altra Olympus 2.0

January 12, 2017 — Brian Fryer