January 12

Brand Ambassador Gear List – Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

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.img_7272

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

ItemWeight (oz)
Gossamer Gear Kumo15.7
Pack Liner ( Gossamer Gear)1.2
MLD Duomid-Cuben12.5
Toaks Titanium V Stakes (6)2.4
Sleeping System
Pad- Gossamer Gear Wide 3/4 length12
Quilt- Katabatic Alsek 2224.6
Bivy- MLD Superlight5.5
LokSak 20x12 (Food Bag)1.2
Toaks Long Handle Ti Spoon0.57
Toaks Alcohol Stove0.7
Trail Designs Ti Caldera Cone1.75
Trail Designs Fosters Can Pot0.88
Trail Designs F-keg case3.1
Mini Bic0.4
Mini Coca Cola Bottle (Fuel)0.4
Water System
Platypus 3 Liter with Hose4
Sawyer Squeeze Filter3
Sawyer Squeze Bag0.5
Nalgene Large Mouth Canteen2.8
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 mini0.8
Mont-bell Torrent Flyer8.6
Mont-bell Tachyon Anorark1.9
Mont-bell Torrent Flyer Pants6
Mont-bell Chameece Fleece Beanie1.2
Mont-bell Chameece Fleece Gloves1
MLD Event Overmits1.4
Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket9
Buff Merino Wool1.7
Mont-bell Merino Long Sleeve Top4.8
Point6 CDT Socks
Ice Breaker Merino Bottoms
Phone-iPhone 64.55
iphone Charger
Anker Astro 6700mAh4.8
Delorme InReach Explorer6.7
Petzl e-Lite1.69
Lumix Camera4.96
Extra Lumix Battery1.6
TP Bag (Double quart ziplocks)
Zero Gram Cuben Fiber Wallet0.4
Credit Card/ Drivers Liscence
Suunto Compass1.6
Small Pen0.064
Sharpie Marker
Rite In The Rain Journal1.6
Base Weight158
Clothes Items/Worn
Purple Rain Adventure Skirts (Kilt)4
Columbia PFS Button Up Shirt
Mont-bell Visor
Revo Sunglasses
Hides Sunglass Strap0.38
Exofficio Give and Go Boxer Brief2.5
Suunto Core Crush Watch2.9
Dirty Girl gaiters
Point6 Socks
Leki Corklite Poles19.1

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