Finally got a membership after weeks of lurking the forums. What a great resource.
So anyway, my girlfriend and I are planning a thru hike beginning sometime in the first week of July. We've never hiked out west, and we've never really tried going lightweight. Ideally, we'd both like to be closer to the ultralight range than not, but right now I'm somewhere in the 15lb range.
I do know the knife is too heavy. I have also probably forgotten some stuff -- such as camera, phone, and GPS unit. We're also planning on taking the Halfmile maps (which we've printed), but we're not sure yet on how many to take at a time/ideal locations to bounce the others forward/weight of maps. I also understand it might be a tough SOBO year, but we're sure as hell trying!