Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gear List

It has been a long time since the last post but there really hasn’t been much going on in the way of backpacking. However, I have been able to refine my gear list…in particular the “Clothing Worn” category. I have decided to abandon the Mountain Hardware zip off pants due to their weight and instead go to the Patagonia GI 2 pant with an underwear/short option. I haven’t picked up the shorts yet but will go with either the Go Lite Stride Short or the Beartooth Merino Wool Short offered by Either way, this new set up will offer greater versatility and reduced weight…both very good things. The Illinois trip is fast approaching and will offer a great venue for testing the new set up. Haven’t heard much commitment about this trip…so check your calendar and drop a comment. jm