hi everyone, i've been kinda checking out this forum for a bit, and finally got around to registering and what not...
at any rate, i just completed the traverse about 3 weeks ago, as a long day hike in the rain. started out at Dolly Copp, going up the Dan Webster - Scout Trail @ 04:15 or so. Vis was pretty low throughout, until we reached Monroe - Franklin area. the whole thing took about 12 hours, but i'd definitely do it again.
in terms of kit, it was pertty much 3L Camelbak and an assortment of GU and ClifBars. spare hat, gloves, gore-tex parka, windshirt, headlamp and minimal first aid kit (med tape and advil).
don't know what i'll be doing on the 21st, but i'd be interested in doing this again... to actually catch the views (if the weather cooperates). regardless, if i can provide any info, please feel free to give a shout.