Hey Gershon. You the same Gershon I know from the other forums? Great video, beautiful area!
Yes, same one. We went on to segment 4, but had to come back out because of a foot problem. We finished segment 9 yesterday which was pretty brutal, but the views are worth it. I hope to have a video up today. (Credit my son for the videos.)
I found my stamina is no good above 11,000 feet, so tomorrow we are going out for 3 days on another lower segment.
I'm really learning the value of good gear. The next thing to replace will be our raingear. Suggestions are welcome. Price isn't important. We will just save until we can afford it.
Our old external frame packs are great. Sleeping bags are bulky, but are working well and are light. The SVEA 123 stove is something I'll never replace even though it's a bit heavy. It just keeps working after about 35 years.
We are looking for better quality shoes that last more than 100 miles and more importantly, dry quickly.
I'm a real believer in synthetic pants and shirts. When we hike in the rain, I don't put on a raincoat as it's more comfortable. They stay warm enough and dry quickly when the rain stops.