This is the gear list from my recent traverse of southwest Tasmania’s Arthur Range. Driving rain, high winds and temps just above freezing (dipping below at night) were the order of the day. In regards to possible tweaks I would make for future trips in the area:
- I would use a long sleeve zip neck merino wool 200, rather than a 150 merino wool t-shirt for hiking.
- Replace the Thermawrap vest with the Thermwrap jacket.
- Thicker wool socks for sleeping.
- It was a mistake to take the Altra Lone Peaks on this hike. They just aren’t durable enough for this type of terrain. Next time I’ll go back to the Brooks Cascadias or Merrell Moab Ventilators.