the cap 4 is actually a pretty light/breathable beanie as far as beanies go, but you're right w/ the buff it probably is redundant
now using a smooth rock isn't some kind of desert snipe hunt deal is it? didn't know they wanted you to pack it out, that definitely adds some good incentive not to bring TP! :)
good idea on the body glide- much easier to apply w/ the bigger stick too
no, but my shirt and windshirt will be :)
you were supposed to comment on the FluidFlex shoes, brand new from Montrail- low drop- 4mm, 7.6 oz, no rock plate, but relatively thick EVA, relatively decent tread
just got them today (put 6 easy miles on them), it's my first low drop shoe, so not 100% I'll have enough miles/confidence in running w/ them @ JT
wish you could make it!