Have a kit bag/recon harness combo I wanted to give a whirl and this is the last weekend of training for me before the Bob Marshall Open. Picked a route in the Elkhorns (MT Elkhorns :)) that come August is a 23k trail race; would be tougher today as there certainly would be some snow to contend with.
Gorgeous day with temps in the 40's and partly cloudy. Snubby kit bag and recon harness.
soaking in the views
the combo weighed in at 7 pounds including a liter of water, lunch/snacks and a small J frame. I think that was pretty close to the sweet spot, too much more I'd want a small pack.
great outing and very happy with the setup :)