I haven't been backpacking in wayyy too long, but I've been invited on a 3-nighter this summer. We'll be on the east side of Mt. Hood, though I've been told that we'll not get above 5K feet. I have not yet seen a map of the area.
While not exactly UL, here's what I've got:
Dana Design Hyalite (circa 1991). 84oz.
Lafuma 800 extreme +40F sleeping bag w/3rd party stuff sack. 32oz
TNF Tadpole (1992) w/footprint. about 80oz.w/footprint.
Penny Stove - well under 16oz. w/fuel.
Therm-A-Rest UL Long (circa 1990). Uncertain about weight, nice & small when compressed.
Sweetwater filter w/viralguard (again uncertain about exact wt., definitely less than 1lb.)
I've got or will have the usual BP suspects: compass, map (or photocopy), matches & lighter, space blanket, first aid w/ace bandage, garbage bag poncho, Gerber multi-tool, microfiber towel and the all-important TP.
I need a pot/mess kit of some sort and I've been considering the clikstand for my Penny Stove (though I already have some aluminum flashing and could easily fashion my own windscreen.
I plan on using a wide-mouth 1l bottle for water--I think I like the Canada Dry bottle with the 'spiral' top. It seems very strong.
I'm hoping to keep my pre-food weight under 20 pounds, including clothing (fresh panties, socks and T every day and perhaps a pair of light pants in the pack)
I don't expect any temps below +40F and rain would be unlikely.
Any advice you might offer would be appreciated, though I'm unlikely to spend much money on a new pack or tent and probably unwilling to switch to a tarp--though I'd consider the Tadpole fly/footprint configuration.