Dear D4 Portaledge Supporters: Happy Fourth of July Weekend (in the USA)! Apologies for the lack of updates since May 21. An incredible amount of progress has been happening with the D4 Portaledge design. Soon after the last update, John Middendorf travelled from Hobart, Tasmania to Durango, Colorado, where members of the former A5 team gathered: Barry Ward, Jason Brooks, and John Middendorf. Barry and John experimented with various concepts and worked out some exceptionally clever design details, such as our new corner-pocket, drawcord-less Expedition Stormfly. It now has a novel tensioning system at each corner which ensures a taught fly no matter what the angle of the wall (portaledge flys are designed with a flat vertical wall in mind, but need adjustment when on a slab or hanging from a tree). Meanwhile, Jason has been building frames to the highest of craftsmanship possible with his incredible attention to detail.