I know the spot is really unneeded, but it makes my family feel better. I also rationalize it in that I can only use one arm and if I hurt my right arm I would be unable to really do anything.
Right now, I'm planning on doing an out and back to Ozone in 8 days which is around 22 miles per day. The first 112 miles of trail are clear, but the remaining portion suffers from heavy ice damage and is impassable in a lot of places. I'm mailing 4 days food/fuel to the Ozone Post Office.
I am taking 5.5 ounces of fuel / 4 days. I know I could probably take less, but I just got the Caldera and would like the buffer.