View Full Version : June in the white's fleece or down?

05-29-2011, 10:19
Need some advice will be hiking the whites for one month june 1st,

Heres what I have - please let me know what i shoud take to stay warm and dry but remain as light as practical. I never hiked this part of the trail so I am unsure of the conditions in june. Thanks everyone!
montbell ex light down jacket 5.5 oz
Patagonia R2 200 wt fleece 14 oz
arcteryx beta sl 11.5 oz
golite wisp wind shirt 3oz
patagonia wool therm top 5 oz
patagonia wool therm bottoms 6 oz

05-29-2011, 12:01
bug net for your head everything else looks a o k.

05-29-2011, 12:08
I get by with one layer of midweight fleece over a shirt, with a wind.rain layer for wind on the peaks.

When you're moving that will be fine. For the first half of June, long breaks may find you wishing you had a down layer or second fleece, and if your dinners/sitting around camp in the evening are prolonged you'll definitely need that second layer. Towards the end of June the one layer will probably do you.

05-29-2011, 15:58
Thanks wil and dlanoie,

I was hoping that i could get away with just taking a few of the items from that list - sounds like I'm gonna most based on what you guys say unless I misunderstood -

I was hoping to get away with just taking -
down jacket 5.5 oz
thermal mid merino top 5 oz
rain jacket 11.5 oz

any thoughts if just these would be sufficient - I was thinking while hiking merino thermal under merino t-shirt w jacket if necessary.

at camp use down jacket and merino hat.

any thoughts or suggestions on that plan?

05-29-2011, 15:59
Oh didn't know I'll need a bug net - thx!

Feral Bill
05-29-2011, 17:50
Could be ugly, could be glorious. I doubt you'll encounter the kind of dry cold the down jacket is intended for. You might prefer putting that weight into a scarf and balaclava, and maybe rain pants.