I am getting started with lightweight equipment and am looking for
1) a decent quality light down bag, either 20 or 30 degree (still guaging that, open to both.) Want something mid-price range, good quality but moderate price. Regular size.
2) a decent pack. Open to possibilities. The GG Mariposa looks great depending on price. Others? Probably large will fit (torso 20 in., 5ft. 10in. tall) and medium belt (waist 32in.).
3) a good tarp shelter. Dont want to spend a lot here, flat tarp may be fine for now until I have more experience and knowledge. But if you have a shaped tarp or even a TarpTent Contrail or Notch or similar let me know what that might cost, its possible.
Any suggestions in this area are most welcome as well. Yesterday I started a thread in Gear with more details, and many helpful replies. I will be making a decision quickly, as I will depart for Wonderland trail right after Labor Day... yikes! Please let me know. Thanks.