He does have a point, at this stage I don't actually own a tent, or a decent sleeping bag for that matter.
I am just concerned about timing. Is it getting too late in the year to rely on half decent weather and non-freezing nights? Maybe this should be left until December?
I am still keen to explore the area. Mt Patriarch sounds like a great ride.
This Saturday I will be busy babysitting cyclists on the Grape ride. The best time for me would be Easter and the week after.