Tell me what you think about this lineup; it's basically just a tweaked version of last year's AT loadout.
PACK - GoLite Jam2
TARP - Oware FlatTarp 6x8
BAG - Western Mountaineering UL
PAD - GG NightLight Torso
BIVY - Oware (old model)
3xPatagonia Lightweight Endurance Quarter
Lightest poncho I can find (walmart)
Insulating Layer (not sure here..)
OR Cap/Bandana combo
Platys - 2x1L, 1x3L Zip
Ice Axe - Camp Corsa
Am I missing anything big here? 2 quick questions:
1. What is the bug situation out there? I got eaten alive in Maine last summer, and I'm not in the mood to repeat the experience. Can I get by with bivy + tarp + headnet, or should I get some kind of real protection, like the SMD Wild Oasis?
2. How cold does it get in the Sierra? Can I get by with my base layer + capilene + light synthetic jacket, or do I need a good down jacket?
Thanks for any tips!