I was thinking we needed to start something here to guage interest when it came up in the other thread. Good to see you took the initiative Craig! I'm definitely in, and MLK would be perfect time for me. I could take 4 or 5 days over the weekend off work if necessary.
As for gear, well Malcolm if we're planning the trip here, I say we gotta talk about the gear! :) Alot will depend on conditions, but my probable layering system is:
Base: Icebreaker 260 Tech-T, Icebreaker 200 tights
Mid: None really needed, maybe these things I made ;)
Windshell: Homemade hooded windshirt, taslan pants
Stormshell: Moonstone Gore-Tex or maybe a new project? ;)
and old Red Ledge Thunderlight full-zip pants
Insulation: Patagonia down hoodie, homemade climashield
Extremities: wool liner gloves and hiking socks, homemade insulated booties, wool mitts, homemade shell mitts, powerstretch mask, light wool hat, ID eVent shorty gaiters.
If it to be really REALLY cold I would swap my windshells for Ibex Skifans pullover and pants, and also my kinda weird, super functional (for me) homemade pieces; a powerstretch hoodie vest, and powerstretch shorts. Probably another hat and Marmot softshell gloves. I think I'm also gonna make some real basic Climashield mitts.