Hey Jolly, do not really need a quilt in 60 degree temps ;)
It takes a whole lot of rain for me to put on rain gear. 19 years of living in a rain forest has made me pretty tolerant of rain. Everything in my backpack is protected, so good to go. And, a 10 or 20 percent chance of rain, means it is not going to rain. At these high temps we are having, just do not see it happening. Plus, I have an 80 gram (2.82oz) tarp... what more does a hiker need :)
Do not need a pad... the lovely softness of the redwood floor is softer than any sleeping pad I could take. Really only use a sleeping pad for r-value, and at 60 degree nights, who the heck needs to worry about r-values.
Not really even sure *why* I threw in the BRG hat or the gloves. Guess there is still some level of "unpredictable" left in me ;)
And yeah... weather here in the Redwoods of Northern California are some of the most stable weather anywhere in the USA. For all their glory and magnificence, the Redwood trees just do not like unstable weather conditions, so, they make their own :-D
Hope all is going good back there for you. I very much look forward to a follow-up article on your highly custom made LHG SoLong!