Thanks for your response. A few more details about our CT hike. We are planning on splitting up the 485 mile distance over 3 summers, so we are planning to start mid/late July in Durango (based on snowpack) and cover about 150 miles over 10-14 days. We are very experienced mountain hikers, but it's been more than a decade since we did a multi-day backpacking trip. We likely will resupply halfway in Silverton, so we need to carry about a week's worth of food which we plan to cook with a stove. Probably just use a bear sack instead of canister. On the gear, we want to minimize our base pack weight as much as possible, but don't want to sacrifice too much comfort (pack, sleeping bag/pad) with extreme ultralight. Given all that, do you think a 65L pack be sufficient? Looking for a comfortable, lightweight pack. Thoughts on Gregory Baltoro 65 or one of the Osprey packs? Altitude in San Juan range (Segments 21-28) is 10-13k feet, so it can get below freezing at night even in July/August. Do you have a lightweight, low temp sleeping bag recommendation? And what about a comfortable lightweight sleeping pad? Willing to add ounces here for a bit more warmth and comfort! And lastly, recommended lightweight 2 man tent? Thank you!
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A group of us (men and women) are planning to do hike the Colorado Trail this summer. Would love to get recommendation from local (Denver) on backpack, sleeping bag/pad, tent (2 man), water filtration system and shoes appropriate for backpacking the Colorado Trail. Thank you!
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