@Cannibal - Yeah, I know the weather can be super craptastic that time of year, but unfortunately, that's our down time at work so it's the most feasible scheduling wise. I've only got a couple more things to buy/make to complete my kit, but I'm looking at a base weight of around 13 or 14 pounds. I'll post a gear list later. I have a few shake down hikes planned for the cooler months.
As far as the WBBB goes, well, I pretty much refuse to give it up.