TrailQuest / My PCT Journal 2001

The Cherokee

This tent was made for and used on the PCT from the Mexican border to Echo Lake in 2001. Called the Cherokee, it weighed only 1 pound 3.2 ounces (on post office scales), it is made of 1.1 silnylon.
Because a set of telescoping hiking poles support the front, and special sewn in pockets, only 4 stakes were needed for set up.

The center front height was 38 inches, and tapered to a back height of 20 inches.

The front vestibule was 34 inches deep.This tent is 73 inches long, by 42 inches wide.There were velcro closures on the mesh screen as well as the vestibule door.
Three side pull loops on each side were used for additional staking in high winds.

There was a back window with a roll up/roll down storm cover.The back was supported up by a simple cafe curtain rod.
There was a mesh pocket inside, and various ridge loops for hanging gear.
---- Brawny