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Thanks everyone
Thanks everyone for the great and insightful feedback. Nice to hear from many of you with vast experience in The Winds. Based on the feedback, seems like carrying bear spray probably isn'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Spray in The Winds?
May 31, 9:50am

Bear Spray in The Winds?
Hi everyone. Heading to The Winds for a solo backpacking journey from 8/17 -> 8/30. I will be carrying all of my food for the whole trip from the start (no resupply points) and due to the alread...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Spray in The Winds?
May 28, 1:30pm

Wow
Wow, you guys are awesome. Some truly excellent recommendations. I ordered Nancy Pallister's book on the winds. Was very surprised to see pics of The Winds and how closely they look like par...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 day epic trip - Advice needed (pref. 50%+ cross-country)
March 14, 6:31pm

10 day epic trip - Advice needed (pref. 50%+ cross-country)
Hi everyone. Haven't posted on here since last summer. First, let me say your advice and guidance on my last trip was excellent. Thank you. Last summer I hiked the full Sierra High Route in ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 day epic trip - Advice needed (pref. 50%+ cross-country)
March 13, 7:53am

Flying out tonight
Flying out tonight to Fresno to start this whole adventure. Can't believe it is finally here. Can't wait. I'll try and post some pics and a trip report at some point in August. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra High Route MODIFIED - Detailed itinerary / Databook
July 12, 6:28am

Thanks
Thanks everyone for confirming my suspicions/fears. Bag is all packed and will be checked. I'll do the whole, "wrap my pack up in a couple garbage bags" thing and check it. Just...

In GEAR » Bearikades and the TSA (carry-on) - issues?
July 09, 10:06am

Bearikades and the TSA (carry-on) - issues?
I'm leaving next week to fly out to Fresno to start my Sierra High Route hike. I've got a ~45L Zimmerbuilt pack that I am hoping to pass through security and take as carry-on. Inside will b...

In GEAR » Bearikades and the TSA (carry-on) - issues?
July 07, 4:39pm

+1 Fizan Compact
+1 on the Fizan Compact poles. Love them. Solid, light, reasonably priced (~$83 including shipping from the UK). 5.5oz per pole including a nice strap and the baskets. If the price works for ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Trekking Poles
July 02, 9:37am

Re: Laurie
Laurie, Thanks for the offer. As it turns out, I received another offer from an older man. He only wanted $80 and sounds like a very nice guy. I am going to go with his offer, but thanks anyway.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! How do I get transport from Fresno to Kings Canyon??
July 02, 7:37am

DEET - How much for high Sierras mid-late July?
I'll be hiking the Sierra High Route from Road's End in King's Canyon up to Twin Lakes N of Yosemite. Starting 7/13 and ending 7/30. How are the bugs this season with the light snow?...

In GEAR » DEET - How much for high Sierras mid-late July?
June 26, 8:37am

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