I'll be there next week, and here are my thoughts based on what I've learned with talking to people here, especially hiking granny.
>>Golite Ultra 20 vs Stateless Society 20* quilt. The ss quilt is quite a bit warmer than th ultra 20 for about 2oz more.
>>R1 bottoms and micro grid tops for camp n sleeping vs. Silkweight base layers.
>>Dri ducks vs OR Zealot. About 3oz differance between the two.
Given what at least anecdotally appears to be a higher possibility of nasty storms in these mountains vs. Tetons and Yellowstone where we've hiked the past two years, I'm bringing my slightly heavier weight bags and thermals. As well, I'm bringing the slightly heavier rain jackets with the dri-ducks pants. If I had pac-lite pants for everyone I'd bring those but I don't, so we'll make do with the dri-ducks.
At the end of the day your choice ends up being ~8-10 oz for greater comfort.
I'd rather not carry the extra weight on my knees, but from what I can gather this is really a shoulder season in these mountains, and I'm going to opt for slightly greater comfort.
I also called the ranger on Friday who, after doing research and consulting with others, said that although the fire ban is still in effect we can use alcohol stoves.