The countdown has begun. T-36 hours until our departure to Colorado. We will be leaving tomorrow evening to start the journey. I think I have finalized what I am going to bring. I will list the gear below.

GoLite Trek 72L pack 32.7 oz.

Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout tent 39.5 oz.

REI Mojave 15* down bag 39 oz.

Thermarest Z-Lite pad 13.7 oz.

Big Agnes Pumphouse Stuff Sack/Instaflator 4.8 oz

^ Black Diamond Headlamp, MSR Ti spoon, FAK, lighter, etc. 15.5 oz

Snow Peak Gigastove 3.75 oz

Snow Peak canister 4.5 oz

REI Minimalist Pot 6.3 oz

This a bit heavier than I normally carry, but I am unsure of some lighter options given the new area I will be in. Darrin is taking his alcohol setup and I am bringing a canister stove just as a “in case” item.

The following is my clothes items I intend to carry/use. The night temps in Ouray, Co. has been in the high 40’s this week. The reports I have read suggest to subtract about 10+ degrees for camping/hiking at the higher eleavtions in the area. So I am prepared for 30 degree temps.

Columbia Dri-Climate convertible pants

Smartwool wool socks

Patagonia Capilene 1 S/S

Patagonia Capilene 2 L/S

Marmot Dri-Clime jacket

Dri-Ducks UL 2 Rain Suit

Mont Bell UL Down Jacket

Asolo Matic boots

I will post some pics throughout the trip on my twitter feed (@jcravens), then I will do a complete trip report here when we return.