I've checked a few trail journals and done the whole 3 degrees for every 1000 ft. of elevation change equation, but I still need some opinions on the typical weather I'll be experiencing this coming July 11 - August 6, as well as my choices here:
First, I'm thinking about just leaving the rain coat at home. I figure as long as what's inside my pack is protected, especially my sleeping bag, with the limited threat of rain only being afternoon t-storms, I can roll the dice here and save a bit of weight.
Second, I'm hoping to get by on a Patagonia Base Layer 1 long sleeve, a short sleeve hiking shirt, and a Montbell down parka. Should I bring another insulating layer here? I usually hike very warm, so again I'm hoping to save a bit of weight.
Thanks in advance for your help; I hope soon to post a gear list for this hike so I can see if there is anything I've missed.