March 14, 2017
I had a plan to hike Mt Willey on 01/09/2017. I wanted to hit the Tom/Field/Willey loop to bag all three 4000’ers but my hiking partner cancelled and I didn’t want to make that road trek back to the vehicle or be stuck hitching.
I had been waiting to get my grubby little hands on the new Minus33 Thermerino Jacket and finally pulled the trigger on it. This was to be its maiden voyage. I’ll admit, I was apprehensive of taken an unknown/unproven (to me) product into Crawford Notch when it was -10* out. I own a heavier down jacket that I had been taking into the woods with me but was too excited for this jacket to leave it behind. I opted to throw an extra, “heavy” top in my pack just in case.