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Billy Ray (rosyfinch) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale the mountains
About Me Backpacker, Skier, Climber
Been doing it a while.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
And another south of Mammoth... called the ranger and they said it was blowing into Mammoth this afternoon... Billy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 6:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
Mitchell... where are you starting??? Good to specify as the end points are 200 miles apart :) If you start in Yosemite and the conditions are like now, you will likely be breathing a lot of smo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 12:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
d k.... Not sure how to translate any particulate number into what is normal or bad... And how does it translate into smell??? Can you have a high particulate number and no smell? Can you have...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 10:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
Thanks Andrew... having asthma, this is very important information. Billy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 9:15am

Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
Anyone know if the smoke is drifting over to the Mammoth Area??? Heading into Thousand Island Lake on Thursday but would change if there is smoke. thanks, Billy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 8:09am

Yosemite fire smoke ?
Does anyone know if the smoke from the Yosemite fire is getting over to Mammoth Lakes? thanks, Billy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite fire smoke ?
July 28, 7:59pm

Re: It varies?
It is my understanding from talking with REI employees that anything bought before the policy change to 1 year no questions asked returns will be covered under the old rules... I think the people y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 28, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Squeeze mod
Sawyer Mini>>> So I tried the mod that as shown in John's pic above with a Platypus threaded cap, but the epoxy did not hold :( I note that the epoxy that I used says "Does ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini design...so close
July 26, 8:11am

Re: Re: Re: Re: John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
I bet it takes more than a week to recover from an effort like this. b

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 24, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: RX100 iii vs a6000
Jen, I'm not camera expert... not even close. But it is my understanding you are getting close to your solo JMT hike, right? So I am wondering could this be the 'gear anxiety' that ...

In Photography » OH NO!!! More decisions???
July 24, 5:19pm

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