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High Sierra Trip: Crosscountry from Thousand Island Lake to Minaret Lake

The Minarets

After a ten-year hiatus from backpacking, we chose to get back into the High Sierra, but with updated gear.  With our new ultralight purchases, we enjoyed six nights traveling cross-country in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, with each of our packs weighing in at under 30 pounds, including fly fishing gear.  For the whole story, go back to the oldest post and read forward.

Ultralight Gear – Our Choices

Ultralight Gear – Our Choices

Here are some of our choices that helped lighten the load:

Backpacks: Osprey Packs: Atmos 50 for Steve, Aura 50 for Carolyn

Sleeping bags:Feathered Friends: Osprey for Steve, Egret for Carolyn

Sleeping pads: NeoAir XLite

Ground cloth: 4′ x 8′ sheet of Tyvek

Stove: SnowPeak Lightmax Titanium Stove

Cook kit: GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist

Water purification: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti Water Purifier