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Re: Black Bears
I wonder how many of the incidents are in the evening or at night. Everyone drives faster than their headlights illuminate at night and mostly gets away with it because roads are predictable and si...

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 03, 9:37am

Re: Bears hit by cars
Sure, bears get hit by cars. But the reverse also happens. A friend was "T-boned" by a black bear in Yosemite that ran out of the woods, bounced off his side door and continued on. He...

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 03, 9:04am

Re: Alternative to Patagonia Baggies shorts
Patagonia baggie shorts have been less than $0.25/year for me. They do last. And they're tough. A skiing companion shaved hair off his leg with a metal-edged ski, through Baggie long pants....

In GEAR » Alternative to Patagonia Baggies shorts
August 02, 11:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
>"So less than 3 hours (sleep) over 3 nights." The one time I tried that (drove 18 hours from TX, hiked R2R2R in GCNP in 19 hours, and then drove on to SF without stopping to sleep)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Following Ralph and Allen's JMT FKT attempt
July 29, 10:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: High Sierra Edible Plants
+1 on miner's lettuce. Be careful of "wild onions" - there are some nasty bulbs that look very similar. But if it has a distinctive onion/chive/garlic smell to it, my understandin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » High Sierra Edible Plants
July 28, 7:54pm

Re: Again
>"I got almost all my calories from Power Bars" Caving, as a sport, is tough on gear. And tough on foodstuffs. After squeezing through passages that are 92% of your own cross-sect...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 27, 9:44pm

Re: Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim
>"I encourage a night hike of as many of the passes as you can if the weather is good and the moon is out as these are amazing as well." And, whether on Half Dome, the North Kaibab,...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim 2-day hike
July 27, 6:46pm

Re: Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim 2-day hike
Rick, Congrats on a great trip! And thanks for the write-up - it's got me thinking. . . . The GC is magical at night, especially with a full moon. I've done that twice (NR-River-NR a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim 2-day hike
July 27, 3:24pm

Something missing
>" I typically figure out a way around it with the resources at hand." So, in the future, you don't bring that item again, right? Eventually, you'd surpass XSUL:

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 27, 2:48pm

Burping at altitude.
If you repackage into your own zip-locks, plan to burp and reseal them at the 6,000-foot trailhead. You'll be able to get more air out of them since they will have expanded.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volume: Repacking MH vs. selfmade meals
July 26, 9:17pm

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