Good point about the two shirts; maybe if one was long sleeved I could justify carrying two and leaving the cap4?
Both of us have glove liners and MLD rain mitts (but thanks for the input, I debated leaving mine at home). We also both have low, water-proof gaiters and pack liners / pack covers (might leave the pack covers home).
We take the down coat/vest, not because they are super warm, but because they are the lightest jackets we own (the vest is 5 oz). Would a simple wind shirt be enough? I thought June 1 was a little early of a start after reading a few blogs, so we are sort of preparing for a little cold weather in the beginning.
On the topic of bad weather- we've read several people's blogs which described hairy snowfield crossings late into the summer, so we were thinking of getting some microspikes. Is this totally unnecessary?