Trooper, no apology needed, I assure you. I saw nothing in your post that downplayed mine. I wouldn't have said anything either, but just wanted to make sure that party, if they were annoyed, understood my reasons to post.
And yes that was excitement you picked up on!! I get cold so easy, I really had my doubts if I'd make it all night, at those temps, but I did!!!
Adam, Jenny and Brandon thank you all again for such great gear!!!
He who would travel happily must travel light.
Antoine de St. Exupery