The Osprey Aether 70 has been my main large pack for the last 2-3 years which you can piggy back the smaller 13L Daylite pack to making an 80+ litre, also with the Aether you get a removable top lid pocket with its own stowaway waist belt. Its not a lightweight option by any means but the main...
This is what I'm currently using UKhammocks summer TQ with 50g overfill, and summer UQ with 100g overfill
UQ in blue, TQ in an old Snugpak compression bag ( could have been compressed a little more) .
Also have an Enlightened Equipment Prodigy 30 degree synthetic.
I know others have already metioned about taking a small first aid kit. I'm going to add a +1 to it...........but something I've learnt and I strongly believe in is " carry a knife, carry a FAK", it's something I'd rather have and not need than need and not have.
Love my Pronghorns (pre black toe & heel rand)..............................bought from TKmaxx many years ago now, the dye at the toe washes out if they remain wet for to long, but still my favourite boots by far. Very comfy and like you say....very light for a high boot. I'll get a few more...
It is indeed a beautiful place.................and I'm sorry that I'm not able to join you for this one Hammock_man, but I do hope our paths will cross in the near future.
Enjoy the weekend.
Some pics for anyone considering going.
Steve B................from elsewhere.