El Camino del Norte with Daddio and the two ducks
Items Packed (about 18-20lbs plus water)
*didn’t really use
40 L pack
Chacos*- would probably bring a flip flop next time, but something that I can walk around town with in the pm
Light Mid hiking boots.
3* pairs of socks (2 was probably fine, but washed each day)
1* tank top- nice for hot days, but id bring a lighter version
1 long sleeve long underwear- not really necessary- just wore to bed- could have used a shirt instead if brought 3.
4 underwear- could probably do 3
2 sports bras, 1 bra
1 light puffy
1 rain jacket* it was warm enough to just use my pack cover and poncho, only used this once.
1 ultra-thin emergency poncho
1 small bottle of soap/face soap/lotion* id take 1/2 of 3 oz bottle
Small first aid kit with – a few ibuprofens, duct tape, ear plugs, a few wipes, band aids, Chapstick, tape, mole skin, Aquaphor, tissues* never opened these
Magazines* took forever to read and discard- don’t bring
Paints- only painted a couple times
Mug- ditched en route
Paper directions- ditched most of them
Water bladder- didn’t need a big one- so many places to stop and fill up…nice not to have to take it out though.
Extra roll up water bottle. *good to take out to dinner
Gloves & beanie* used the beanie in the mountains, but not necessary
Long yoga shorts- wear only at night & around town
Yoga pants- wore on plane and in Barcelona & in mountains.
Computer- didn’t use on plane, didn’t read my books on it. Did type journal on it. Leave this behind…although it’d be nice to have a device that was easier to browse internet. (iPad or kindle)
Gaia map on phone- YES
Wish I had:
Trekking poles (with rubber tips to fly with)
Small knife of sorts—something to at least cut cheese and salami with, but not necessary.
Lighter clothes and more washable.
Lighter jacket (like the Nano puff- instead of heavy fleece)
Pack cover instead of garbage bag
Lighter weight tennis shoes instead of water shoes for second pair
New hiking boots with fresh grip
Bring Euro cash beforehand
Learn more Spanish beforehand
Nice to have portable charger
Got by with little water bottle- maybe a small hydration pack instead.
Dad would leave behind:
Extra first aid kit
Extra chargers and adapters
Ipad. Debatable. If you have a mini or large iPhone just take those.
Extra camera….phone did well, Dad did leave the DSLR
Keep weight between 12-15lbs plus water
Swimsuit-but maybe something else instead of boxers for a happenstance
Also pay attention to:
Check on timing of Albergue for keys. Make reservations if not off seasons.
Having a cell phone to reserve Albergue bed would be nice if it was any busier (in middle of summer)