Thanks for your input....maybe you will run into us on the trail?
I am going with Jeremy, Jay, and Cameron- who have all been profiled/seen in the last few photo essays that I have posted.
We are starting out of Tahoe City and moving clockwise and hope to finish the loop in 9 or 10 days.
Will be my longest number of days out on the trail and the longest distance I have travelled.
My sleeping system is going to be the Atom w/ thermawrap pants and jacket....BPL thermal top, clothing that I have hiked in and wind shirt, if I need to.
The alternative is my Marmot Helium EQ 15F bag, which comes in at 2 lbs 3 oz. In that case, I would not bring the thermawrap pants.
I might start out with the Helium and then at a resupply point a few days in, switch out to the Atom once are past the Mt Rose area where there are reports of snow. (1 O'clock position on the map).
I do use a MLD Bivy Soul Side Zip with eVent top and a Silnylon Poncho/Tarp.
If the bugs are an issue, I will switch out to my Contrail Tarptent.
Fortunately, we have Jeremy's dad meeting us along the trail for a resupply.
Nice weight on your JRB!
I have not experimented wtih a quilt system yet, though Jeremy is using the Golite quilt.
So looking foward to this trip!