As Bonsaihiker so elequently stated, I too am ready to rock & roll. Packed, back up packed, misc. packed, truck gassed & ready. Putting it in the garage Wed. night, up & out early early Thurs.AM, expecting to be at the Massie Gap lot around 1:00 or so. As for gear weight, I don't get too picky over a winter hike like this one, but I am impressed you carry it all in a Circuit. I have my Catalyst stuffed and don't see how I could get by with less. Oh well, it mut be the 5 layers of clothing!
I get so excited pre hike, I feel like a kid..... see you all in a few days!