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Lucas Boyer
(jhawkwx) - MLife

Locale: 38.97˚N, 95.26˚W
Ozark Highlands Yo Yo List on 03/02/2010 15:24:56 MST Print View

Headed out next week to Yo Yo the OHT in Northern Arkansas. Unsupported 10-11day, so I'll be hauling some food for a few days. I'm pretty happy w/ this list, but I still haven't locked down a couple of things:

1. LS Shirt-I'm leaning towards Patagonia for warmth, but I'm being an ounce counter too.
2. Vest choice- Obviously the down vest is ridiculously heavier, but the warmth is the debate. Climo says lows in the upper 20's but it's been a cold winter. The fleece will work for temps down to upper 20's. I've got a 200wt pullover fleece too(13.55oz)?

Thanks for the input. Link below or in my profile.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/forums/gear_lists/47d28eba17b77b141b4d38127f5ffb40.pdf

Jeremy Greene
(tippymcstagger) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: Ozark Highlands Yo Yo List on 03/02/2010 16:36:57 MST Print View

I think you could lose the ss shirt if your ls isn't too warm. Seems like a lot of towel for winter. A foam cup would keep your coffee warmer for less weight and is easily protected in your .9L pot.

As this trail is fairly close to me, I look forward to some tempting pictures.

Lucas Boyer
(jhawkwx) - MLife

Locale: 38.97˚N, 95.26˚W
Re: Jeremy on 03/03/2010 08:19:00 MST Print View

I was surprised at the weight of the towel, as well as the wool sleeping socks. I think I'm going to opt for another towel(campmor brand 1.6oz) and I might even take a second pair of Defeet for sleeping instead. This will drop me 3 oz. I might stop at McDonalds for a coffee on the way down.(I'm headed for 8oz drop) I hear what you're saying on the LS as the sole shirt I'm wearing. My concerns:

1. The Patagonia is Black, if climo high temps stay true, I will see low 60's. I don't want to sweat the thing up and be cold when the sun sets. It is zip and can be unzipped for cooling off.
2. I like ditching my hiking shirt for a dry shirt at the end of the day. Not always wet, but I'm being overly cautious I guess. If I take the 200 wt. fleece pullover instead of the vest, I can wear it sans hiking shirt at the end of the day or wear the vest w/ my Windshirt over it.

Getting that 8oz shirt and the other 8oz out of the pack is going to help!