The way the fall colors are looking I almost wish we were going this weekend. I think we're going to be past the peak colors by a bit but the view should be more open. Should receive my Hammock Gear UQ this week and there's a good chance I'll have my TQ from them before the trip; I hate being cold at night but won't have to anymore!
Also just picked up a Tin Man alcohol stove on a whim. I have a Trangia and and MSR Pocket Rocket but decided to try this out. If you're only going to heat water for drinks, soup, rehydrating food, etc., for a day or two, there probably isn't a lighterweight option. I also learned that the rate of consumption for alcohol stoves can be different depending on whether you use a pot stand or not. The Tin Man stove works best if you put the pot right on the stove so there's no flame above the center, only out of the jets.
Also picked up a new pack so my son could also have a lightweight pack. I'm more excited that he wants to come and that he'll have good gear too and not be using cheaper 2nds. We got a Granite Gear VC 60; it seems like a wonderful pack.
Can't wait guys!