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WanderingEng  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Trip Report: Jasper and Banff National Parks, Alberta, CA

I have an Osprey Atmos 65 AG! I completely agree on the anti-gravity suspension. I actually have the 50L version, too, and I took that up and over Algonquin and Iroquois peaks. My legs were destroyed by the elevation gain and especially the decent with the full weight, but my shoulders and back were just fine.

Yeah, that Nemo tent looks heavy for backpacking. It's all relative, but it's heavier than others. I have a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1, and I'm pretty sure it's one of the lightest tents. I'm still getting used to the idea of my pack being outside all night, but the tent is great.

My sleeping bag has a pretty low (i.e. not suitable for cold nights) rating. I should spend some time researching them and finding a better option.

With the fire ban, were you using a little stove? I have an Esbit one that's tiny and portable. It's only good for water, but for one person it works well. I've used it with Mountain House dehydrated food, but those things pack so horribly. They're light weight and reasonably tasty, but they're weird shapes, especially for using a bear canister. Pasta, even things like ramen, might be a good option for me.

Thanks again for the writeup. This is an area I have got to visit.