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I will be snowshoeing and snow camping for the first time in a few weeks. I'll be going to the Eastern Sierras for a 3-day weekend trip, where the average daily highs at that time are 43-51*F and average lows are 17-24*F. I was hoping to get feedback on my gear list for my sleeping and clothing system. I have questions about my other gear, but will reserve them for another thread. :) I should add that I am 5'1", 102 lbs, so weight is a critical consideration for me. I also get cold easily while stopping and sleeping.
For sleeping, I am borrowing a Feathered Friends Murre 0*F women's sleeping bag short (up to 5'3"). I will add a Cocoon silk liner, that is supposed to add almost 10*F. I have two slepping pads: exped synmat ul 7 (r-value 3.1) and thermarest z-lite sol (r-value 2.2).
For clothes to wear while snowshoeing, I plan to wear: icebreaker glacier 320gm beanie, smartwool midweight baselayer top and bottoms, icebreaker 260gm quantum long-sleeved hoody, patagonia rain shadow jacket, marmot full zip precip rain pants, outdoor research verglas gaiters, icebreaker quantum 200gm gloves, outdoor research over mitts, liner socks, and wool hiking socks. I also have a buff and smartwool neck gaiter, but not sure if I would need them. (I would bring one or the other, but not both.)
For clothes to wear around camp and maybe sleep in: patagonia cap 4 expedition weight top and bottoms, mountain hardwear hooded phantom down jacket, rain jacket, montbell ul down pants, rain pants, and goosefeet gear down socks with waterproof over-booties.
I'll do the tips I've read on the forums such as putting a hot bottle of nalgene in my bag (as well as my gas canister). Underwear, extra socks, and an extra pair of smartwool liner gloves will be packed as well. Do you think I have it covered? I feel like I may be underpacking. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!