Great combination of trails making one hell of a nice run! Definitely hitting this line next weekend in Whistler. Drop in Clinic to Freight Train to Dirt Merchant to lower A Line.
I decided it was time for some rock sliders so I don't have to worry about driving over 2 foot tall rocks and damaging the bottom of my body.. I decided to mount them to the body instead of the frame so I can have them up against the body and eliminate the the body from tapping them during body rock/roll. The tubes are cut at a 45 and caped. I used angel steel for the mounts for a good support. I then notched the body so I can have them tucked up as close as possible and welded everything together and bolted them on with 6 - 3/8s bolts per slider. Primed and Painted with semi-flat black.
Gear for the Trail
Z-rest, Shoes, Gators, Fuel, Water Purifier, Stove, Mug, Spoon, Gloves, Crocs, Tent, Headlamp, Bug Net, Pack Towel, Soap, Body Glide, Bug Spray, Knife, Lighter, Sun Screen, Toothbrush, Tooth Past, Hand Sanitizer, First Aid Kit, Patch Tape, Map, Backpack, Sleeping Bag, Dry bag for Sleeping Bag, Therm-a-Rest Neo air, Pack Cover, Sunglasses, Stuff Sack Pillow, 2 Water Bottles, Bladder hose, Food Storage Bag, TP, Down Coat, Gloves, 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of underwear, Long Underwear Top, Beanie , Rain Coat, Rain Pants, Hiking shorts, Hiking shirt
Food for the West Coast Trail
First off I would like to say I go for the most calories per pound when putting together backpacking food. I normally try to do between 4,000-5,000 calories or 2-2.5lbs of food a day. The Below equals 30,976 Calories at 19.72lbs. Which is a little much for 7 days but we also plan to do some day hiking the day before. Divide by 7 and you get 4,425 Calories a day at 2.8lbs a day. Probably 2 lbs of package so It's more like 2.5lbs a day.
Breakfast: 2-Packages of Pop Tarts, 4-Freeze-dried Eggs and Taco TVP with hot sauce. Dinner: Backcounty Pantry Pad Thai, Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Mountain House Spaghetti with meat Sauce, 2-Mac-n-Cheese w/Tuna, Alfredo noodles w/Tuna, Blueberry Cheesecake. Lunch/Snacks: 1-package Mothers Vanilla Cookies, 1-package Double Stuffed White Oreos, 1-Package Trader Joe's Molasses cookies, 1-Package Wheat Thins Tomato and Basil crackers, 5oz of Peanut M-n-Ms, 2lbs Trader Joe's Trail Mix, 2-Kind Bars, 6-Snickers Bars, 1-Sweat-n-Salty Peanut Butter Bar, 3-Quaker Chewy Bars, 2-Packages of Star-burst, 100grand bar, 1-nature valley Oats 'n Honey bar, Breath Saver's, Dehydrated Hot Sauce, 3-Rise Crispy Treats, 5oz Granola, 1-package Sour Patch Kids, 2-Packages Trader Joe's Dried Mango's, 16oz Tillamook Aged Cheddar, 16oz Summer Sausage, 10 Tortilla's, 3 Apple Ciders, 5 Good Earth Tea's, 10 drink mixes, 6 Hot Chocolates