I like the cameo walk on by the pup! smile Good luck on your hike.

One thing I don't often see on lists is any kind of mosquito protection. The gloves will be nice to have if it gets nasty but what about a head net or bug dope. We like to hike parts of the trail here in NE and there can be times when mosquitos are unbearable. At least for myself, the little monsters love to bite me. Few years back on a trip to the Everglades we picked up some head nets that were life savers. I keep mine in my pack now in summer, at under and ounce it keeps me from going insane. Im trying to use less bug dope as it likes to destroy gear and probably me too. cry