Jul 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm #1305644
I am heading out of Tuolumne Valley next Saturday with my son over to Glenn Aulin, up to Sunrise and above and eventually back down to Yosemite Valley. My question is wether my choice in clothing is too light or if we should add more layers for this time of year?
Wicking T shirt
Lightweight merino socks
Wicking under shorts
650 fIll down coat
Merino glove liners
OR rain jacket
Base layer/sleep wear
Synthetic mid weight pants
Synthetic light weight long sleeve
Extra pair wool socks
Our bags are the Kelty 20 down bags
I just want to make sure we have enough to keep comfortable. We like to spend a bit of time in camp and or fishing the areas we camp in and tend to not be in the "hike all day" class.
Thanks for your inputs,Jul 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm #2008198
This might be in the wrong forum, should it be in "gear list"? How do I move it?Jul 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm #2008199
Ken T.BPL Member
You're fine here. Looks warm enough for me. I do run hotter than most.Jul 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm #2008245
I would say you're pretty spot on. Have fun!Jul 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm #2008563
Looks great – you'll be warm enough for sure.
Remember to bring sunglasses and a sunhat as well.Jul 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm #2008573
Marko BotsarisBPL Member
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
You might want to add something for hiking in the cold morning. You could use you rain jacket. A 3.6 oz wind jacket like the Houdini or its equivalent will give you loads of layering options for hiking in the cold, when you stop, and so on. You can wear it with all you other layers. But not required. At the altitude you will be at most of the time if shouldn't matter too much, just hike faster.
Still that wind layer can very useful if you are into fine tuning your comfort. There is a reason why many of us "don't leave home without it" :-)Jul 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm #2009419
Alex WallaceBPL Member
@feetfirstLocale: Sierra Nevada North
That's pretty much my default setup for summer hikes in the high Sierra and its served me well so far. The only items I would add are (1) a head net (which I bet you already plan on bringing and just not categorized as clothing, but I just wanted to make sure so you don't go crazy), and (2) a hat that keeps the netting off of your face.
I'll sometimes "split" up my upper torso insulation a bit by bringing something like a Cap 3, quarter zip front, long sleeve shirt and a down vest (e.g. Montbell UL down vest) rather than a down jacket, so I have the option to just wear a little bit of insulation (Cap 3) while on the move. It's a nice option on cold early mornings before the sun has had a chance to warm things up.
What make/model down jacket do you have?Jul 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm #2009529
First let me thank everyone that chimed in, I appreciate the advise and comments. I am still a novice and when it comes to survival I choose life.
Next, I thought about a wind shirt, but have already spent over my budget, I may still take a 1/2 zip fleece or a heavyweight base layer top, but haven't decided yet. Weather looks like it might be cooling down next week, won't know till I make a final check Saturday morning
I have a Gerry 650 puffer I bought from Sports Authority. After a sale and a bunch of coupons they let me stack it went from $160.00 to $45.00. It has a stuff sack that is shaped like one of those airline neck pillows, it works pretty well this way for me. My scale puts it right at 10oz. My son has a JCP puffer we bought from another forum member. This jacket is 14oz without the hood.
Thanks again for the help
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