Obviously there's no way to know what the weather will be in early July and I'll be checking the forecast before I come and with the rangers while I'm there, but in general, what do you recommended wearing/bringing for a typical 5-10 mile hike?
My plan would be a synthetic short-sleeve base layer covered by either a fleece zip-up sweater or a windbreaker depending on anticipated conditions, synthetic hiking pants, hiking socks and shoes. Most of my clothes are REI, with some Columbia and North Face, Smartwool socks, and Keen Targhee II mid hiking boots with ankle support. Does this sound reasonable?
I have a 30L REI backpack, which will have water (is 2L enough or is more recommended?), snacks, first-aid kit, and rain coat. Anything else you'd recommend? Thanks for all the advice and tips!