7/07/22 First, a huge shout-out to Mark. He is amazing! Just returned from section-hiking Colorado Trail. I about froze! 7 items saved me: long pants, alpaca hoodie, hat, long drawers--top and bottom; full fingered gloves, carbon fiber hiking. poles, and SPF 36 lip Rx. Living in Gulf Coast Texas, HOT is a dominant feature. I knew better, so I ditched shorts, short sleeved shirts and any other summer attire. Although it did not snow, I still woke to chill and stiffness but the scenery! wow!! Having recently broke my spine (!) I had to carry super light and watch foot steps. Still. Wildflower awesomeness! I was oldest. on Trail, other than stiff, do I care?