This coming weekend I'm beginning my transition from day hiking and car camping to backpacking. I'm super pumped. I'll be hiking two full days over the Franconia Ridge in NH with one overnight at a campsite. Temperatures for the trip should be highs in the mid 70s to lows in the low 50s.
I still need to add food. I'll probably buy some prepackaged stuff so I can focus on other things since it's my first trip. I'm borrowing a tent from a friend and I'm not yet sure what it is and what it weighs, but he said he backpacks with it and it works fine. I'll weight it and add it when i get it on Sunday. I'll also add a toothbrush, toothpaste or backing soda, and bug spray when i find a smaller container for it. I'll edit this as i go.
I know I have a few weight violators in the list, namely my Goretex shell and trekking poles, but they're all I have at the moment in their respective departments.
Do you think I have enough insulation? Baselayer, R2 fleece, and Houdini have proven to be pretty warm in the past. I have a Marmot Zeus i could throw in if necessary. As for legs, I figure my sleeping bag should be more than enough once I'm sheltered up. I could add a base layer or R1 pants if need be.
Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks!