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Billy Ray (rosyfinch) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale the mountains
About Me Backpacker, Skier, Climber
Been doing it a while.
StateCA

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Re: Re: Re: Which soap?
"So swimming is out now?" I think it depends on where you are. If you are in a place where there is lots of flowing water or a huge lake and few people... swimming is cool At the o...

In GEAR » New favorite luxury item, the Simple Shower
May 28, 1:42pm

Re: Which soap?
"I have seen streams get frothy in heavily visited areas, and i assume people are the cause." Not necessarily. There are natural minerals and roots on the stream banks that can make su...

In GEAR » New favorite luxury item, the Simple Shower
May 28, 12:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: High sierra trail to whitney - gear list
"OTOH, for many people hiking up Mount Whitney, it is their first time to ever be above 10,000 or 12,000 feet elevation, and they really do not understand how poorly their brain may be functio...

In Gear Lists » High sierra trail to whitney - gear list
May 28, 12:24am

Re: Re: Re: High sierra trail to whitney - gear list
Or if they can't read the sign at the intersection for that matter... geez... being able to remember left vs right or just read the sign seems easier and more logical than having to pull out...

In Gear Lists » High sierra trail to whitney - gear list
May 28, 12:23am

Re: Re: High sierra trail to whitney - gear list
"There is a well-documented rescue story that coincides with many similar stories on Mount Whitney. Backpackers start from Whitney Portal and spend a night at Trail Camp. Early the next day, t...

In Gear Lists » High sierra trail to whitney - gear list
May 28, 12:16am

Re: Re: Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
I think it looks like a girl's hat. Billy

In GEAR » Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
May 27, 10:18pm

Re: JMT Start in Mid September? Lyell Canyon?
If your purpose in hiking the section between Yosemite and Tuolumne is just to say you completed it all... then why not make it easier by reversing it?... hike down to Yosemite Valley and take the ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Start in Mid September? Lyell Canyon?
May 27, 10:12pm

Re: JMT out of Lyell
If there were a freak storm that dumped a lot of snow and your car was in Tuolumne, it could be there for the winter :( billy

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Start in Mid September? Lyell Canyon?
May 27, 9:47pm

Re: JMT Start in Mid September? Lyell Canyon?
"I MIGHT be able to get permits for mid-September, starting around Sept. 6th-10th and planning a 17 day itinerary. Does anyone have experience with the temperature this late in the season? I a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Start in Mid September? Lyell Canyon?
May 27, 9:41pm

Re: RE: Early Mosquito Season
"Now, if only they would DIE early, too... sigh. ;^)" I expect they will... unless we have more thunder storms than normal to keep things moist for breeding. Hopefully the worse wil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Early Mosquito Season
May 27, 6:23pm

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