March 12, 2012
Longest mileage in a day, approx 20mi. Coldest night out, approx 10F.
Recently did Grand Canyon rim-to-rim and all went ok... Other than getting stared at by squirrels, nothing unexpected or out of the ordinary happened.
Qtr Dome 1 tent (~2lbs), multiple sleeping bags starting from 0F temp rating, exped synmat UL9 pad, Osprey Kestrel 48L backpack (not exactly in the UL category, but very durable and works perfectly for me).
My main goal here isn't necessarily to go with all-ultralight gear, but to build up strength, physical conditioning, and endurance across multiple outdoor sports (hiking/backpacking, trail running, OCR), also to get away and get out in the wilderness.
One day, a long time ago, I met some wise man who told me about it. Unfortunately I forget this wiseman's name.