I´ve been around the world in this past year, and now I´m getting ready to be home. 11 months without a place to lay my head, eesh!
Anyway, I already have a hike in the works with some of the guys from my squad. We´re planning on doing 20 miles in the Presidentials over the course of 6 days or so in the first week of October.
If you can´t tell by the itinerary, this is not a fast-and-light trip, really, and a lot of the guys, I´m sure, aren´t such experienced hikers. I´m hoping this means that we won´t be camping above treeline and other stupid (awesome) things like that, but I can´t be sure because I´m not planning our route.
Anyway, I´ve never been up to that part of the country, or not to hike anyway. Can people advise on what I´ll need for warmth and weather protection? I was told by another dude "It´s going to be cold and crazy, I´m planning on bringing a bomber tent and a zero-degree bag."
Naturally, being a well-brainwashed BPL junkie, that line sounds like silly overkill. We´re not winter mountaineering, after all. So, using ultralight technique and such, can somebody give me an idea of what I´ll face and what you think I´ll need?
(sorry if the lack of route info makes this difficult, but assume we´ll be hitting peaks during the days and finding moderate shelter at night)