In addition to the aforementioned shampoo, etc, that i scrimped on in the Alps, another change i would have made was to bring at least one stylish outfit. no,no,no, i don’t mean designer clothes (i don’t own any REAL designer duds, anyway.) I’m just talkin’ about one change of clothes that i could wear out at night that wasn’t related to backpacking. I mean, zip-off’s and coolmax are fine, but honeykins and i felt like total slouches when we were finally in a town that had actual restaurants (!) and we’re schlepping around in the same clothes we’ve been wearing on the trail. Especially so when we ran into Paul and Kevin, who after a change looked especially fresh–they even brought real hair product!!
So in hindsight, i would definately pack a lightweight pair of jeans and a cute tee. Oh, and shoes.
Even just a pair of slip on sneakers. Anything but my Merrell boots or pink crocs that i brought to wear in the huts.