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Re: Re: One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
I have room in my car for one more. I am leaving Santa Rosa after work at 6:00 pm (unless I can get off early) and I should be in the east bay around 7:30ish. Or if you have a larger vehicle and kn...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
October 22, 6:24pm

some navigational instructions
For those of you arriving later than the main group, our final destination is off trail. Look out for lower relief valley. It's sort of a meadow, but brushy. There is cow crap everywher...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
October 21, 2:37pm

Re: Re: A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
"Tabs are calibrated to contain enough chemical to treat a certain volume of water, so no." I remember reading that you can half the dosage and double the contact time or double the do...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 21, 2:16pm

Re: A different approach, and why others don't do this?
I need to ask, what do your all in one jacket for? Is it for active or stationary? Are you relying on your synthetic jacket to keep you warm while wet while hiking through rain? Me personally, I...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » A different approach, and why others don't do this?
October 20, 11:26pm

Re: Re: One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
There are closed campsites just off the highway. What if we just camped there? Just grab our stuff and walk in. I have been to closed national forest campsites in winter where there was nobody arou...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
October 20, 10:45pm

Re: Gear for John Muir Trail next week
I have never camped up that high during this time of year, but I think you should be expecting lows in the 20s or teens (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

In GEAR » Gear for John Muir Trail next week
October 20, 6:42pm

Re: Love to join
I think the campgrounds at Kenendy Meadows are closed, idk if we could still camp in them or not. Anyone know a good place to stop along the way? It would be nice to all be together in the morning...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
October 20, 6:29pm

Re: ratings
Tipi, at one point people considered western mountaineering to be too conservative with their ratings. They changed their ratings. That is what I heard.

In GEAR » Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
October 20, 6:16pm

Re: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Lake October 25-26th
Hey Jay, Jacob and I are going to be driving through Berkley and picking up Dylan around 7 or 7:30. Then heading through Dublin. We could meet up if you want to carpool. If you were planning on l...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
October 20, 2:44pm

Re: Good point
I use the rocky goretex socks. They are just a thin goretex fabric. They are really nice, good construction. I think they weigh 3 ounces for the pair. They are kind of expensive.

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 20, 12:58am

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Gregory Tarne 36
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In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 13, 11:53am