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Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
Clothing For Wind Rivers on 07/20/2010 09:03:02 MDT Print View

I am heading to the wind rivers for a week, and am looking for advise on my clothing system. I will be heading out of elkhart park trailhead, over Knapsack col, and into titcomb basin.

Raingear Top 16.20
Nylon LS top 11.00
Synthetic Top (poly) 8.40
Marmot Ion windshirt 6.00
Pat. Down Sweater 12.00

Nylon Convertible Pants 14.40
Raingear Bottom 8.00
Running Shorts 2.50
Underarmour Bottoms Long 4.00

Bandanna 1.00
Soloman Wings 26.80
Cap OR 2.00
Gloves/Polartec 1.40
Socks smart wool 2.40
Socks Darn Tough 2.00
Stocking Hat UA 1.40

I am not sure the Windshirt would be usefull since if it gets cold, I could layer the synthetic top under my nylon LS shirt.

Any thoughts?

I don't really want to buy anything new, but I might if it is nessesary.


Any thoughts??

Edited by bwortman on 07/20/2010 09:04:08 MDT.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
looks great on 07/20/2010 11:11:35 MDT Print View

I know that route well! It's beautiful!

I would take the wind shirt. A nice layer for minimum weight an bulk.

I am a little unclear, do you have a short sleeve shirt? It can feel pretty hot mid-summer.

16 oz is heavy for a rain coat. I've used the DriDUCKS for years in the winds. It's an awesome layer in an environment where it doesn't rain too much. (and this is an inexpensive substitution)

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
Shirt on 07/20/2010 12:23:12 MDT Print View

I do not plan to have a shortsleeve shirt, my plan is to just roll up the sleeves on the LS nylon shirt. It has a mesh back cape and pit zips (that are not to funcional), so it is rather cool for a long sleeve. The rail coat is a red ledge parka. I know it is heavy, but I don't really want to spend the $ on a new one since I have not even used this one yet after having it for 3 years.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
cut it on 07/20/2010 14:32:48 MDT Print View

Too many bottom layers. At most take 2 of the 4.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Clothing For Wind Rivers on 07/20/2010 16:06:57 MDT Print View

A lightweight wind shirt, I've found, adds a surprising amount of warmth. Better yet, the flies won't bite through it at rest stops. The flies were the reason I got my first windshirt after a trip to the Winds two years ago!

Expect temps to the low 20's or upper teens and snow. Last year there was close to a foot of snow reported in Titcomb Basin on August 8 and 15. It melts fast, but is not unusual at those altitudes.