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M's August Dall Sheep

Tag Spenst: Digital Marketing Manager

A Dall Sheep hunt north of the arctic circle is more than just demanding, it will push you to your limit and redefine what you consider challenging. The weather in the Brooks Range, Alaska can vary from 60 degrees and sunny to 30 degrees and snowing in a matter of minutes.  In a landscape where three seasons can span a week, you have to build a system that can stand up to anything and everything, without adding an unnecessary ounce to the pack you are about to haul up 3,000 verticle feet, day after day. Layering is key, and I start the base of my system with our Wick 150 Aerowool Long Boxer Brief and Hoody for next to skin moisture wicking. On top of that, I run our Kiln Boot Top Bottom and Quarter Zip. Tough but ultra-breathable, I wear our Corrugate Guide Pants. Ultra-warm and packable insulation is a must on a hunt like this, which mean our Uncompahgre Puffy Pants and Jacket, along with a Brooks Down Sweater are must-haves. I round out my outerwear system with bombproof rainwear that can last through a 6-hour sit in the rain and hold up to 15 miles of your first-year horse, Chloe rubbing up to every tree in sight on your way to spike camp. Our Boundary Stormtight Pants and SEAK Jacket do the trick. The versatile accessories in my kit include the Shale Touch Hybrid Glove, Talus Fingerless Merino Glove, Brambler Gaiters, Mercury Lightweight Crew Sock, Tag Cuff Merino Beanie, and 5-Panel Tech Cap. I could probably go on and on about the importance of each piece in this system, but I am quickly approaching my word count limit, so feel free to shoot me an email at tag@firstlite.com with any questions!