BrendanM wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm doing the Sierra High Route from June 26-July 19 and am trying to decide what layers to pack for my lower half. I'll obviously have a pair of hiking pants but beyond that am not sure whether to pack long underwear pants, rain pants or both.
Everybody is different.
For that trip on those dates I'd "obviously" go without hiking pants since they won't be needed and just take shorts, long underwear and rain pants.
My theory is that during the day it's too warm for pants (and I hate pants unless it's really cold or there is a lot of scrub or deep snow), it's chilly at night and in the morning so I'll want long underwear for the evening, sleeping and early hiking, and rain pants are survival gear. They help keep you warm when wet.
If you don't like my theory I have others.