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RE: [pct-l] G4 Review, gear list and general reflections of a fir st-time ultr alight hiker (long)

The base weight of about 21 pounds [19 pounds + camera +journal + book] is
about normal for experienced two-three week backpackers. This based on what
I have seen and what my friends carry. What is unusual about your brothers
hike is number of resupply stops. Most JMT thruhikers resupply once between
Whitney and VVR or Mammoth.

I don't think the GV4 was designed for a 21 pound base weight -- more like
8-10. That said, your brother's comments that it was "too big" is telling. I
have a Kelty Cloud that is slightly larger than the Vapor mentioned. It fits
an 18 pound base weight very nicely with 2 1/2 gallons of water and a week
of food.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robinson, Brian A [mailto:brian.robinson@compaq.com]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 12:35 PM