I'm on my phone right now so I can't reply to, or make comments. That's the one thing I don't like about this site.
Anyway, I'll just answer your questions here. We are still debating on where to go, but we will definitely be going on the week of July 4th.
Some possible locations are:
Washington, Mt. Rainier
Utah, Salt Lake City I think.
At first, I was being a little particular of the place we are planning to go, but then remembered that Amy and I are going on our own backpacking trip in June.
We'll be going to Indian Peaks, Co, where I went with the guys a couple of Summers ago.
On that trip I'll get all the rocky peaks, cliffs, and moderate temps.
The guys trip can be where ever they want to go. I'll just be neutral and enjoy it.
Both trips will be a little shorter than usual, 3 nights 4 days instead of 4 nights 5 days. Everyone is always ready to go on that last night. It looks like we're going to have more people than ever on this one too, 6 to 9 guys. The trail limits might change this, but we'll just see how it all pans out.
Anyway, should be a lot of fun.
7 days until my first race of the year. I'm Pumped!