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Re: JMT Start in Mid September? Lyell Canyon?
Muir Trail Ranch shows a date window of June 20th to September 19th (http://www.muirtrailranch.com/resupply.html) . Red's Mdw shows May 23 to September 30, 2015, (http://www.redsmeadow.com/) ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Start in Mid September? Lyell Canyon?
May 28, 12:10pm

Re: Re: I have not found a good solution for this problem
Maybe a cycling shoe cover would help as they usually stretch over the toe. Something like http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1080296_-1_400094__400094 . But the underfoot w...

In GEAR » I have not found a good solution for this problem
May 27, 12:22pm

Re: Re: Thanks
Mariposa Grove closure begins "no earlier than July 6, 2015". See http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/mariposagrove.htm

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transportation Wawona Hotel to Fresno Airport
May 14, 1:43pm

Re: REI
Some REI stores rent equipment but many others don't. There is a list at http://www.rei.com/stores/rentals.html of which stores rent and what types of equipment they do rent.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gear rental store
May 14, 1:25pm

Re: Speed laces
They sell the speed laces separately allowing one to carry a spare same as for a regular lace. They've been considerably more dependable than regular laces for me. I now scavenge the lock fro...

In GEAR » Replacement for Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
May 08, 11:55am

Re: Hiking from Tuolomne Meadows to Happy Isles with grandson
There is a map of the burn area at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2fotO9uESMFYkNmbVE0U2Q3VTQ/view?pli=1 . The length of the JMT across the burn is about 3 mi. If you detour from the JMT and go...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking from Tuolomne Meadows to Happy Isles with grandson
May 08, 11:50am

Re: Replacement for Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
I've gone through several pairs but was forced to switch because they no longer offer the wide width version. I've taken the opportunity to go lighter, ending up with NB MT980's which ...

In GEAR » Replacement for Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
May 07, 5:44pm

Re: Hiking from Tuolomne Meadows to Happy Isles with grandson
There was a trip report a month or two back with a bunch of pictures at http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?17,78961 .

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking from Tuolomne Meadows to Happy Isles with grandson
May 07, 5:37pm

Re: Help dehydrating beef jerky
Mine usually finishes to the moisture level I like in ~5-6 hours. The key is to keep trying it about every half hour after ~4 hours of so and pull it out when you like it. You might also consid...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help dehydrating beef jerky
March 16, 3:29pm

Re: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
I'm a fan of the Tuolumne Grand Canyon route, but I wouldn't personally do it in Sept. There is nothing wrong with hiking it in September in general, except the heat Bob mentions. Its jus...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierras Newbie
March 06, 9:32am

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