How very brave of you this time of year! I just picked up a Gatewood Cape, but haven't had a chance to try it out yet for an overnighter.
I would be interested in a basic gear list you took. Specificallly, I am interested if the cape was your sole rainwear or if you brough a rain jacket. Also, is that an REI wp/b bivy? How did that perform?
I recently moved to Portland, and am constantly meddling with my gear list. Do I bring the gatewood and a wp/b bivy, or will a pertex bivy be sufficient? Or should I splurge with my Golite Hex 3 and purchase an ID eVent rain jacket?
I'm tempted to stay light with the cape, but when Ryan Jordan did the Wonderland Trail in November he brought an ID eVent Jacket and a full-on tent--the Black Diamond eVent!
I'm still waiting for BPL's article on wet weather hiking that was due this past Spring...