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All Forum Posts by Lori Pontious

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re: winter backcountry
How much winter backcountry experience do you have?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 4-day winter backcountry trip
December 19, 4:52pm

re: Yosemite
I have not failed to get a permit I wanted in Yosemite without reservations, because there are huge numbers of abandoned permits. If you have a small group of 1-3 and arrive in the park via bus (al...

In Editor's Roundtable » Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
December 18, 7:56am

re:
It's right on the Yosemite website - "open fires should be used in emergencies only." People would strip all the trees if they allowed fires in winter.

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 18, 7:39am

Re: boots in winter
A friend asked me about where to put her wet boots. She opted for in a bag, under the foot of her sleeping bag, instead of inside the foot box, which was my suggestion. The boots froze anyway. It w...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 17, 10:03pm

re: cat hair
Only three sane paths: buy new fleece, after getting rid of the cat and replacing all carpets stop using fleece - nylon shells are wonderful accepting and embracing the cat fur. I need to...

In GEAR » Removing Cat hairs from Fleece
December 16, 11:26am

re: Wild
Wild is about Cheryl and her relationships - with her mother, and with herself. It isn't about hiking, something she herself tells us in interview. The trail was the backdrop against which her ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 13, 9:28am

re: Wild
I think a large part of my hatred for this book has to do with the set up my friend gave me – I was told it was about backpacking, and it is not. It's about a woman who needed therapy who put...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 09, 12:02pm

why location, and how much snow, matters
http://vimeo.com/6581009 Welcome to Alaska.

In Winter Hiking » Hiking in the Snow for Beginners.
December 06, 7:59am

re: snow shovel
Yes, location specific - in a normal snow year in the Sierra, I always have one when out. Just in case we have to dig someone ELSE out of a tree well. There are also times when an avalanch...

In Winter Hiking » Hiking in the Snow for Beginners.
December 06, 7:48am

re: winter
Winter is not for beginners going it alone - not overnights anyway, unless you are somewhere like Glacier Point Road and the place is swarming with skiers and other walkers. Eating snow is a bad...

In Winter Hiking » Hiking in the Snow for Beginners.
December 04, 8:25am

All Reader Reviews by Lori Pontious

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ULA H2O Amigo
I find that putting the bag under a small cascade of a stream or letting it submerge in a lake works well. The length of the hose makes it easy to keep the clean end in my thumb while bailing water. I...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 19, 3:26pm

Warbonnet BlackBird
It was made by a hammocker and includes lots of nice little features that add up to a high quality, comfortable, versatile hammock. I've hung the Blackbird in less than optimal places, over brush ...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
July 16, 11:58am

Gossamer Gear
I like having a company that responds to emails, has great gear and provides great customer service. I have a Mariposa Plus - what other company would offer to retrofit a pack to the latest frame? I c...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 26, 7:39am

Hennessy Hammock Asym
The Hennessy was my starter hammock. I had an Ultralight Backpacker Asym. I used the HH for a year, and have to say that it completely re-organized my priorities for backpacking. I hated tents; cl...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
June 25, 8:55am