Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Fast and easy to adjust and all buckles and webbing are in good quality. For the second overnight hike in which I used the pack, I left the hammock at home and stuffed an REI Stratus insulated pad and lightweight bivy inside. I saw this pack at Wally World and figured, $19 for a 28-liter… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

In a sheer stroke of luck for this test, we are having a very aggressive heatwave in Southeast Michigan with temperatures around the 90’s during the day and staying in the 70’s overnight. I’m using my North facing ozark trail canopy deck as the staging area which receives direct sunlight at almost all hours of… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

We began working our way from south to north with the Eleven Point, Between the Rivers, and Current River sections. For this hike, we’ll continue north on the Blair Creek, Karkaghen, and Middle Fork John Roth sections. I include links to some items mentioned, but am not endorsing products or sources. I prefer to use… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Camp at Highway DD trailhead near the section’s start or Harper Spring around the 15 mile-mark. Here’s another AWESOME thing about the Ozark Trail Atka day pack. It’s sized to fit every airline’s carry-on size requirements. My son and daughter each took one of these on a trip through Europe and they carried it on… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

And yes again, the Ozark Trail G.1 Explorer is only available in two sizes. Apparently inspired by Kenda’s Booster Pros, the tires handled pavement commuting well. However, between myself, camera equipment, racks, bags, fishing gear, and more, I’d be pushing 265 pounds on the trail. The soft sidewalls would need extra pressure to keep from… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

And while the pack is good and cold and ice-retention (more on that in a bit), our testers particularly enjoyed how easy it was to carry it despite its bulk. “This is the best big cooler for carrying,” one tester noted. Our testers loved how the straps are not too thin and not too bulky,… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible

Some hikers may choose to continue on Trace Creek to the Taum Sauk section, but OT thru-hikers should head west onto Middle Fork/John Roth Memorial section to complete the longer route. This hilly 26-mile segment gains over 2,600 feet of elevation over a contoured landscape crossing brooks, streams, and wetlands, as well as small savannahs… Continue reading Ozark Trail 35L Silverthorne Hiking Backpack, Hydration-Compatible