Eastern Sierra Bikepacking
June 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Susan and I recently embarked on our first bikepacking adventure. I’ve ridden a mountain bike for decades, and camped for longer than that, but I’ve yet to combine the two for a humble adventure in the growing dirty activity of bikepacking.
Since we didn’t know what we were doing, we made due with the equipment we already owned. We went into this trip confident we’d enjoy bikepacking, but we didn’t want to spend any money on proper gear until we tried it out a few times. We fit just about everything we needed for a one-night test ride into three REI 18L Flash Packs. We each carried one bag on our backs that held a water bladder, extra clothes, flip-flops, a minimal amount of food, a camera, and an MSR stove and fuel. The third pack I strapped to my handlebars; it held our tent, a light sleeping bag, and an extra sleeping bag liner.