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Hello. I am an active man who is planning to climb his first mountain. I am in great shape so I am not concerned with the ability to climb yet(maybe I am dumb). Here is some of the stuff I have or plan to get.
2 thermal shirts
Jacket (not sure what to get yet that is cheap)
gloves (not sure what to get yet either)
External Frame pack that holds about 3500 cubic inches
2 person backpacking tent
20 degree sleeping bag
thermarest sleeping pad (not the blow up type)
first aid kit
knife (big and little)
2 bottles for water
4 days food (plan on 2 day hike)
water purification tablets
cellphone (for emergencies)
camera (canon powershot g7)
Ok, I am coming from Florida but the southern entrance of the park is closed. So I will be using the northern enterance I guess. I am not sure which path to the top I will be doing, but I do want the 3000 ft climb not the climb from the parking lot a couple hundred feet from the summit.
Temperatures? I assume around 20 degrees at night.
Animals? I assume nothing that will kill me.
Mosquitos? Too cold for them right?
ANY and I mean ANY info or suggestions will be greatly appreciated...
Siggy from florida...