When packing my bag I usually just shove everything into the bag.
I start with everything I want to keep dry and pack it in a liner. First is the Zenbivy quilt with the sheet. It usually compresses down with everything on top of it. Then goes in Zenbivy pillow, long underwear, extra socks / down booties in a zip lock. On top of that horizontally I put my Nemo air pad so it's up against my back and makes a bit more support for my back. That usually is everything that goes into the bag liner.
On top of that goes the ditty bags. Electronics in my Zenbivy zip pouch, toothbrush, postcards, etc etc. If it's a hot day, my mid-layer goes on top of that. If it isn't going to rain, then rain pants and rain jacket. Then food bag, and finally the tent!
Exterior pockets consist of toilet bag (trowel, TP, bidet), trash zip lock, water filter, water bottle, and most importantly a few snacks. If it is going to rain, cold or windy the rain gear goes on the outside. Hip belt usually has sunglasses case, tripod, pocket knife, sun tan lotion and head lamp.
As the day continues the snacks turn into empty wrappers which begin to accumulate in the hip belt.
We met Frankie near Apache Peak on San Jacinto. He was wearing his large straw hat and getting ready to go over San Jacinto with Georgia just because she told him, "C'mon Frankie." This dude is a chill, real one. He's always ready to send it and send it with a smile.
We met David all the way back in week one of the trail at a water source just outside of Julian, CA. He was very kind and our first in depth conversation was about photography; he gave me some tips and tricks. I've come to realize he is a humble and very, very talented photographer.