- Jul 9, 2019 at 8:14 pm #3601308
Matt SmithBPL Member
So I just got a last minute invite to Disney World, AKA Havasupai. Not my typical type of a backpack, but I can use a relaxing trip for once.
I have 20 hours to pack and get from NYC to Las Vegas before a friend picks me up…
<p style=”text-align: left;”>My only sleeping bag currently is a 20 degree feathered friends hummingbird (weighs 25.5 oz in long). Obviously overkill for the 63 degree low in the forcast.</p>
Debating just layering up and ditching the bag. My set up would look like this…
z-lite, mld superlight bivy, long underwear, long top, montbell exlite, wind or rain jacket, fleece cap.
I’ll be bringing the zlite and bivy regardless.
So would bringing a down jacket and long underwear be good down to 60 in a bivy??
My other thought is to bring the sleepIng bag and just no clothing other than maybe a rain jacket.Jul 9, 2019 at 8:45 pm #3601312
David PBPL Member
Aw yeah, here in Maine I’ve been sleeping in just 3-4 layers- a Torrid puffy with hood, Houdini wind shirt, long sleeve lightweight shirt on top, lightweight long johns and wind pants on bottom into the low 50s. I like the feeling of not being “half in the bag” :) also in a superlight bivy i use a neoair xlite inflatable.
for sure doable especially if you have a pair of regular pants or shorts, warm pad, hat, gloves, etc… I’ve been using my booties as well, socks would be fine probably. Maybe bring Mylar emergency blanket? I use one for a ground sheetJul 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm #3601322
Jim ColtenBPL Member
I’d call that a definite maybe … provided that the weather forecasts are reliable.
How warm do you sleep?
The bivvy will help
May not matter too much but what weight fabric in the long johns?
Is the MB exlite the hooded anorak they currently sell? the hood will be a key part of success.
I’d include a pair of wool socks and light wt gloves … cold fingers and toes keep me awakeJul 10, 2019 at 6:38 am #3601375
July well below the rim in greater Grand Canyon will be hot. NWS forecast for Havasupai canyon:
Highs above 100 F, lows in the 80s. Not the same weather as Supai at higher elevation.
I’d take a cotton sheet.
— RexJul 10, 2019 at 10:40 am #3601388
David PBPL Member
Rex, would you wear the cotton sheet toga style with sandals? Probably a chrome dome umbrella would top off that look with style and grace and sun protection. Effective way to scare/intrigue tourists ;-)
And have a great trip Matt!Jul 11, 2019 at 5:13 am #3601510
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