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[pct-l] Weekend

Dan and I cancelled our backpacking trip this weekend and instead ran up to 
Hendersonville, NC, to Diamond Brand and bought a car camping tent.  I met 
Jon Zumstein who thru hiked the PCT last year and is planning on the CDT this 
year.  I've decided to stay with pretty much my same gear, but I ordered a 
new 20* bag because I was never happy with my old one.  It sounds like rain 
gear is a moot point, so I just use a gortex jacket and forget the 
pants...find with me...saves weight.  But while I'm at it I'll express my 
fears.  I was never afraid on the AT (I hiked solo), but I'm afraid of bears, 
lightning and getting lost on the PCT.  I can read a topo, but have terrible 
sense of direction.   Is it because that part of the country is an unknown to 
me?  Gail
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