Not all plans start out the same. They tend to build on each other and evolve into something big. Last week I hiked up Sarvis Creek to the old homestead and I carried the new Osprey Duro 15 liter running pack.
After getting home I took a look at my map and noticed I could try and link Sarvis Creek trail up with Silver Creek Trail. It would be a big day on the trail and a great way to really put my new pack to the test.
Waking up on the Summer Solstice, I started out at dawn at the Sarvis Creek Trailhead. Into the woods I went.
First off, I love this all new running/fast packing pack from Osprey. The Duro 15 liter has tons of pockets to access gear, snacks, and map without removing it from your back, which makes for a more efficient movement through the mountains.
The new water reservoir (included) is bomber. Its new opening mechanism is easy to fill, dump, and clean. The pouches on the shoulder straps can hold water bottles, energy gels, and even Snickers bar! The front mesh stash pocket is great for drying out wet socks or wet rain gear.
Running and hiking up Sarvis Creek and looping back down Silver Creek is about 28 miles – 28 miles of solitude. I came down Silver Creek with a beautiful thunderstorm approaching from the North.
Big days on the trail require gear you can trust. I now have a pack in the Osprey Duro 15 that I can have some big days and feel confident I’ll make it carrying a pack that can handle the appropriate amount of gear and food.
Here’s to many miles ahead, cheers!
Osprey Duro 15 – $140.00
Electric Black or Silver Squall
Front Panel Stretch Mesh Compression Pocket
Hipbelt Wrap with Zippered Hipbelt Pockets
Zippered Reservoir Sleeve with Hydraulics LT 2.5 Liter Reservoir
Small/Medium or Medium/Large
Dual-zippered Panel Access to Main Compartment