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All Forum Posts by Pete Staehling

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Elevation
I think some of the advice given so far at least somewhat misses the mark. In particular, based on both my own experience and what I have read: 1. People can and do feel the effects at different ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
January 27, 5:21am

excited to go in 2015
I am relocating in 2015 so plans are likely to remain a bit up in the air until some of that falls into place. That said I think a hike of the Wonderland trail is likely and I am fairly excited ab...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 19, 7:01am

Bike tour?
Would you possibly consider a bike tour? I found that that a Pacific coast bicycle tour was pretty nice way to see some coastal redwoods. If you are OK with some long and steep climbing the Sierr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best redwoods trip? Taking my 13 year old on a father daughter jaunt
January 18, 9:39am

Stashing stuff
Awahnee implies a room at the Awahnee hotel right? I bet they would be willing to hold a bag for a customer who just stayed with them. If you plan to stay there on your return it would be a slam ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Stashing gear in Yosemite Valley?
January 17, 9:55am

Leeway
"Give yourself a few days leeway to loiter onsite and to drop off supplies. " That is one big advantage to being retired. I have no problem hanging out for a few extra days. I'll...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 16, 4:21am

Walk up permits
I have gotten walk up permits in Yosemite and it really wasn't much hassle. I figure odds are excellent if I arrive on M-TH and am willing to hang a day (or two) if I don't get a permit ri...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 15, 3:07pm

Restock
"As I've posted many times, my family did the Wonderland Train in 13 nights and enjoyed every single moment" I am curious how many days of food you had to carry at a time to do tho...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 15, 2:11pm

Thanks for the info
Thanks, I kind of figured the recommended mileage was very conservative. Good to have some verification. "The 10-14 day recommendations are directed at people who are carrying 50+ lb rucks...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 15, 12:56pm

Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
I am considering doing the Wonderland Trail in August or September. I am not yet fully decided on this trip at that time, but plan to commit by the time permit requests start being accepted (March...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 15, 9:31am

Musical instruments for backpacking
Lorn, I hope you will share a video. I am a little self conscious about my playing and am still hesitant to do so myself. I have been busy building lots of instruments, but the large majority h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Musical instruments for backpacking
October 27, 7:53am

All Reader Reviews by Pete Staehling

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I love my NeoAir (size regular). It is light, comfy, and packs small. I agree that for the price a patch kit should be included, but I don't miss the stuff sack. I have been using a ziploc ba...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 23, 12:04pm