Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) overview and ultralight gear list

Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) overview and ultralight gear list

The Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) was my first long-distance solo hike. The trail covers 165 miles around Lake Tahoe. What makes the TRT a great option for a first thru-hike is that it’s a loop. That makes logistics easier: you end your hike where you begin it. It also offers numerous bailout points along the trail in case something were to go wrong.

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GSI Halulite Minimalist II review: the best budget ultralight cook set (in my opinion)

GSI Halulite Minimalist II review: the best budget ultralight cook set (in my opinion)

Confession: I have a lot of backpacking stoves and pots. I have a Jetboil that’s fast and fuel-efficient, but heavy. I also have a couple of different sized titanium pots that I use with a MSR Pocket Rocket 2 stove

But the stove setup I most often end up using is the GSI Halulite Minimalist. It’s light enough, it packs small and comes with an insulated sleeve. And perhaps best of all: it’s cheap—less than $30 on Amazon. 

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