Take a look at Dixie's videos at:


She hiked the AT in 2015, having never backpacked before. Then the PCT in 2017 and the CDT this year.

Lots of good advice (several hundred videos) and entertaining, too.

I believe she used one of the Osprey packs on the AT, and went to a lighter one for the other trails.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everybody else. -Margaret Mead