Yep, she's loaded down. If I could've packed smaller, I would.
Sleeping bag, tent, tripod, camera gear, couple changes of clothes, 1 gallon gas can that double as emergency fuel and cooking fuel, cold weather gear, warm weather gear, basic tools, water and some coffee singles and sweetener. I'm even wearing hiking boots to double as walking shoes and bike boots.
That's it. Really, if I had a proper tent and micro sleeping bag and not the target special, it'd look like a lot less. I really don't know how you guys pack so small.
Hotels and restaurants would lighten the load. When you realize I have all my meals for the 5 day on CO, it's not that bad. I'm kinda coming complete except for gas and water. Doing it on the cheap.
The more of these trips I take, the better I'll be able to pack and get smaller gear as I go...
Off to bed. gotta work tomorrow and get going late afternoon. I'll be posting on the road as internet connectivity dictates. Probably every couple of days...