I'm about to take on my first huge thru-hike... the Oregon Coast Trail + approx 50 miles of the Redwood National Forest and back through the Rogue River Wilderness. The goal is roughly 20miles per day. I won't be alone... my boyfriend and I are taking this challenge on together so I have someone who's looking out for me and knows what to look for in the way of high and low symptoms.
However, I'm striving to go as ultralight as possible and would love some suggestions for how to make this happen for someone who's number one job is eating. Anyone know of good lightweight foods that can help me keep a balanced blood sugar and not have to stop every hour to refuel? What are some hypoglycemia-countering agents others have used on long treks, etc?
I'd love to hear about other folks' experiences with backpacking, hardcore hiking, etc.