The weather forecast continues to be great for another lightweight overnight. I am gradually lightening my pack in pursuit of comfort, safety and everything under 20 pounds. Last week was a quick walk up to camp at Flapjack Lakes, then Gladys Divide the next morning and out. I was amazed at how a lighter pack changed my experience.
I've made a couple changes and want to see how they work. I'm thinking maybe First Divide, Upper Lena Lake, or somewhere further north. This is a trail runners versus boots hike but with the luxuries like tent, stove and comfortable sleeping pad. I'll be trying out Aquamira, a mini-tripod for my iPhone and a down blanket instead of a sleeping bag. Gear nerds are welcome but not required.
Use the comments section or contact me directly with ideas or questions. I will be finalizing the destination Sunday and welcome more company.
This is not a hike for beginners but it is also for the sheer joy of moving through the beautiful outdoors and falling asleep somewhere wonderful.
As always, meetup participants are responsible for determining whether a particular activity is safe or appropriate. Meetup hosts are not trip leaders and are not responsible for the participants.