Weather & Clothing
We went the first week of September of 2013. The weather was picture perfect.
Days were warm with highs reaching the 80s. Nights got cold, dipping into the 40s. We had one morning at a higher elevation that we woke to frost. Most mornings pre-sunrise were pretty nippy – I’d always start hiking wearing a long sleeve,hard shell jacket and pants. For the most part I was fine wearing a t-shirt and shorts for the bulk of the day. When we stopped to camp I’d immediately put on my pants and synthetic down jacket. We brought very light sleeping bags so glove liners, neck gaiters and a hat were paramount. I brought both a vest and my synthetic down jacket which was a little overkill; I never needed to wear both at the same time.
We had one day of light rain for a few hours, but no significant precipitation. Wind was normal for the terrain.
- North Face Running T-shirt
- Lululemon Spandex shorts
- Patagonia Capilene long sleeve
- Patagonia Houdini pants
- Patagonia Micro Puff vest
- First Ascent synthetic down jacket
- Marmot Super Mica jacket
- Mountain Masochist trail running shoes
- Brimmed hat
- Wool scarf & neck gaiter
- Glove liners
- Warm hat
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