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Rechargeable battery option
If you need a backup battery, something along the lines of this may be a good option: http://www.amazon.com/Astro-Ultra-Compact-Lipstick-Sized-Technology-Smartphones/dp/B005X1Y7I2/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UT...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 11, 2:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Suggestion for 30-50 mile loop in Desolation
Yeah, Desolation Wilderness is perfect for first-time backpackers (The two times I went, I brought a friend that had never been, and my dad who hadn't been in ~30 years. Both trips went fantast...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestion for 30-50 mile loop in Desolation
June 21, 10:23pm

Re: Suggestion for 30-50 mile loop in Desolation
Marko, I'll post a more detailed response when I have some time later, but for now: I've been to Desolation Wilderness twice in the last few years, and both times I did some permutati...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestion for 30-50 mile loop in Desolation
June 21, 8:27pm

Re: A couple from Yosemite two weeks ago
Wow, those are some incredible pictures. I was in Yosemite 2 weeks ago as well. I remember waking up in my tent and thinking that someone was shining a spotlight on me, but it was actually the moon...

In Photo Gallery » A couple from Yosemite two weeks ago
June 02, 3:42pm

Re: GPS, snowshoes and gaiters
That's ok, I think snowshoes would have been overkill unless you were planning on traversing through higher elevations. I ordered a pair of YakTrax from Amazon to try out and carry as insurance...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Campsites along Grand Canyon of Tuolumne?
May 29, 11:19am

Re: Post-trip report
When I get a chance tomorrow, I'll post some pictures / panoramas, as well as a map with my actual route and where I camped each night.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite area in late May
May 29, 2:17am

Post-trip report
I was intending on writing up a separate trip-report, but I went on a reply-spree on poor Arla's thread about the conditions, so you can check it out here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite area in late May
May 29, 2:13am

One more post...
So since my replies have been all about potential drowning spots, snakes, trails that disappear beneath snow, and gloom and doom, here are some nice photos to round things out. The Grand Canyon of ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Campsites along Grand Canyon of Tuolumne?
May 29, 1:36am

Pate Valley junction
This isn't that bad, but it caused me a moment of confusion and I ended up backtracking to make sure I didn't miss the trail. This is the Pate Valley junction, but one of the signs, as well...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Campsites along Grand Canyon of Tuolumne?
May 29, 1:35am

Re: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne and snow over Ten Lakes Basin area...
So regarding Ten Lakes, the couple that I hitchhiked with (more on that later) approached Ten Lakes from the other (west) side. They said everything was fine until the last mile or so to Ten Lakes,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Campsites along Grand Canyon of Tuolumne?
May 29, 12:57am

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