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Re: Car Keys
I usually avoid the problem completely by never driving and letting one of the others in my group worry about it. ;-) When I drive locally to do day hikes, mountain biking, etc., I don't lea...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 3:47pm

No fire, but...
Well, that didn't work out so well. "It is possible that over the upper elevations above 9,000 to 10,000 feet that some 3 to 6 inches of wet snow may fall."

In Pre-Trip Planning » yosemite fire
September 26, 6:08pm

Phantom Ranch
This is a long but sobering post. My dad and I hiked across the Grand Canyon many years ago, and spent one night at the campground next to Phantom Ranch. Late in the afternoon a severe storm ce...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why you never camp in a dry wash ...
September 23, 5:52pm

Re: Re: Scotch Tape
David, yes, it may be called "Magic Tape" but it's definitely frosted. It's the kind you can write on.

In GEAR » Frosting lens of LED lantern
September 23, 2:15pm

Scotch Tape
I have heard that putting a strip of scotch tape over a LED biking light lens gives good results. Try that first; it's easy enough to hit the reset button and remove it if you don't like it.

In GEAR » Frosting lens of LED lantern
September 23, 1:56pm

Re: Mtn Bike / Hike-A-Bike Shoes
Merrell Moab Ventilator, low-cut, wide (2E). I got a pair at the REI used gear sale for $12.50 and put hundreds of MTB miles on them, including a bit of hike-a-biking when the need arose. They&...

In GEAR » Mtn Bike / Hike-A-Bike Shoes
September 22, 8:03pm

Re: Jerkey Meadow and Forks of the Kern
My one & only time down to the Forks was in 1997. Just to add a couple of points: - I believe it's deer season, so you'll likely see hunters down there. We did, and they had estab...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jerkey Meadow and Forks of the Kern
September 22, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Tuolumne up in smoke ?
"We drove through Yosemite on Tue the 16th. The Meadow fire was pretty much out. No smoke to speak of." Thanks for that. Now all we need to worry about is the chance of snow. :)

In Pre-Trip Planning » yosemite fire
September 21, 4:00pm

Re: Re: Run times
Thanks again Eric. Good stuff in that article. It looks like Fenix uses the ANSI run time method so I'm somewhat confident in their claims. At least their results are in the ballpark of th...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 20, 7:04pm

Run times
I have a Petzl Zipka 2, which is generally enough output for my needs. But it takes 3 AAA cells. My GPS uses AA cells, as does my phone charger, so if I bring those on a trip it would be nice to...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 9:36pm

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