Just left the park...I had a great time. I'll post a little blurb and some pictures in the trip report section later this weekend.
Jay, the thinlite/torsolite is the minimum I can get away with...nothing cushy, but it does the job. I sometimes bring my MB90 if I'm feeling like a king...and I bring the DM7 if I'm feeling like a princess. ;)
Matt, I got a little carried away on the options available for the Blast...I think I got almost every one! LOL...It's still an amazing pack and even with all the options, is quite light.
As for stuffsacks, you are right. I was waiting for someone to point that out. I'm just the type of guy that likes my stuff super organized and always end up using a bunch of stuffsacks. I'll try to cut down...but it's tough.
Raingear was my poncho/tarp.
I am having mixed feelings about my windshirt these days. I love mine, but it is probably the least used piece of gear I have. Especially now that I have the BPL thorofare shirt, I probably won't bring it as much. Also, I hardly ever bring my Arcteryx L/S so for that reason alone I left the windshirt at home. I figured the Arcteryx L/S with the Thorofare would be fine if it got real cold. If I only had a short sleeved top then I would bring the windshirt for sure.
Gaiters: Thanks for reminding me...I brought them in the car but there wasn't too much snow on the ground so I left them behind. I did add my buff to the items worn though...the buff is great.