thanks kevin, Im really looking forward to the gear in a few years, this is just a mock list. no way set in stone.
just starting to think about it.
Ive had my cocoon for more than a year now. I might look at the UL 60 balaclava
the feather medium trim fits me perfectly right now, if I grow a few inches I will have to go for longer bag. 20 oz in long for the golite feather.
I have a Nunatak Ghost. Im not the biggest fan of the arc system. Except for in the winter, where i can wear a big down jacket and not compress the loft. but for three season I would prefer a mummy.
The montbell UL alpine #5, has always been on my list of things to buy. I havent quite gotten around to it yett, but I expect it could be a replacement of the golite feather. same weight(except the montbell is 4 inches longer) full length zipper, foot adjuster which i would remove for weight savings, HOOD. and th montbell I think could fit in a BMW small stuff sack instead of a medium. I would probably still put it in a medium, so i would feel more comfortable with the loft compression.
and yes, I love montbell products.
I looked at a trip calculator, and I figured that with my expected time, and about 5days between resupplys, I could afford to have mail drops for ALL of my food. when buying in town, you have no idea the calories, weight, or taste of food your going to get, so ill just stick with bingeing on town days, and not have to worry about buying food for hiking.
I was thinking about getting a ULA Amp pack if thats wht you mean. but I would not have any insulation for under my legs, so if and when I do buy it, it will probably be no more then an extended weekend pack
can anyone tell me some expected temps for different sections of the hike, kevin recomended some cocoon pants for in the cascades. but i dont even have a jacket listed.
I think i have all the insulation listed i will need. except I may add a baselayer pant for the sierras. and definately a jacket/ mabey some pants for in the cascades