Rooting for you guys and I am impressed on your packing! Mine is about 80 lbs at the moment but I did opt for the Caribou Comando side bags for easy on and off and they weigh 6 1/2 lbs. each. I need to look at your list and see what you're NOT taking that I am??? I'll be starting behind you now and cannot make the entire TAT due to my knee injury (8-10--8-12 departure to Water Valley). I think you guys should still be ahead of me; You've got what, 4-5 days to cross the Mississippi?