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By Scottie loves ice
Mar 26, 2013

Planning week long trip to the north cascades in July. Hope to climb in Boston basin the entire time.

Curious what the "typical" weather is and what associated gear for "average" weather should be. I understand it could be really cold, or really warm, or really rainy....just give me a baseline please.

Looking for tent recommendations.... Three season or four season?

Sleeping bag degree?

How heavy of an insulating jacket?

Thanks!


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By Dobson
From Butte, MT
Mar 26, 2013

I've never needed more than 3-season equipment in spring, summer, and fall in the Cascades and Olympics.

On several trips (June, July, September) I borrowed my Mother's lightweight kit and loved it. My partners and I were comfy in a BD Firstlight (I think), and 30F Montbell Downhugger. If the forecast looks less than ideal, a nice dry double wall tent and 15F synthetic is great.

My clothing selection is:
Lightweight soft shell pant
Capeline pant
Wool T-shirt
R1 Hoody
Jacket (hard or soft shell depending on weather)
Boots and gaiters
(or) approach shoes and plastic bags (the bags go underneath the crampon straps for short glacier crossings)


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