Just a suggestion to everyone who will be attending....bring extra layers that you would not normally consider taking on a backpacking trip.
Expect to be standing around or sitting and chatting with friends and new found friends for many hours into the night.
I have taken my insulated layers like my Montbell Thermawarp pants and I now have a Montbell Down Jacket that I will be bring to the GGG.
Given the short distance for the hike to the campsites and lack of phsyical activity from standing around with others, you might as well layer up and be toasty warm.
Enjoying the outdoors is all about being dry and warm, so layer up and make sure you have decent rain gear...in case it rains.
Yeah, I have lightweight O2 Raingear that I will bring, but I will likely take my heavy REI rain gear as backup. (I have not used my O2 Rain gear in the rain before...so it may be a good time to test it out).
Warm booties are a nice luxury to have to walk around in if it is not muddy.
A cheap suggestion for keeping warm feet and keeping things light....grab some UPS plastics shipping bags/envelopes and cut them down to sock size.
They are a waterproof, strong, light, and "free" vapor barrier that can worn over your socks and in your trail runners to keep your feet warmer in wet weather.
Looking forward to the next GGG and seeing you all.