This video is a combination of two trips. The first is a quick 6 mile rainy training hike on part of the LKD Loop where I was eager to test out a trail running vest pack I picked up, the Patagonia Nine Trails 15L. Near the end of this trip I show how the gear held up in non-stop rain.
The second half of this video takes place on a 39.3 mile backpacking loop (named the LKD Loop) that I created and am offering to the public for National Trails Day 2018. My goal for the hike was to test out the Patagonia Nine Trails 15L over more mileage and to complete the LKD Loop in a single day rather than a two day trip. One of the biggest rewards of the day for me was sharing the trail with two black bears.
Both trips also added to more great training for the upcoming Allegheny 100.
For more on the LKD Loop National Trails Day Event visit here: https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/find-an-event/#find-event/view-event-details2/5a7b7240e1cd39597ff429c8/