Umbrella on a Thru-Hike, yes or no?

On a recent training hike, I pondered the idea of carrying an umbrella.  I’m not an umbrella person, but some people carry a lightweight umbrella as their only rain gear. 

The more I pondered, though, the more I found to like about the idea.

Now, I've totally talked myself in to carrying an umbrella from Georgia to Maine!

Read on to see if carrying a silver dome might be right for you...

 

 Wooo....was I glad to share Pattie's parasol.  Hat, good.  Parasol, top 10!

Wooo....was I glad to share Pattie's parasol.  Hat, good.  Parasol, top 10!