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Re: Re: Re: Re: See Krissy and Jen Run
Interesting, isn't it? There are several criss-crossing trails around there. They might have misnavigated in the dark. Or, they may have had to duck off to Charlotte Lake to pick up a food p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 22, 11:24pm

Re: Re: Re: John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
"SPOT took a break." It kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it? I could understand if that terrain had lots of heavy tree cover, but it doesn't. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 22, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
For those of us who tend toward a potassium deficiency, substitute dieter's salt. It is mostly potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride. --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 22, 5:33pm

Re: John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
The Spot device sampling rate seems to be once every ten minutes, so it is missing a few of the twists and turns of the trail. For example, it seems to have missed the bottom 150 yards of the trail...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 22, 5:26pm

Re: Re: John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
Why did they spend four hours getting from Whitney Portal to the summit of Mount Whitney? The John Muir Trail connects Happy Isles in Yosemite with the Mount Whitney summit, not with Whitney Por...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 22, 4:46pm

Re: WTB: Film Canisters
We probably agree that plastic film canisters are strong, the caps are good, and they are air-tight. One small problem is that they are not very tall. For some items, you would like a taller can or...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Film Canisters
July 22, 4:36pm

Re: Quilt for Mt. Whitney high camp
At Labor Day on Mount Whitney, there have been significant snow storms, more than a couple of inches. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Quilt for Mt. Whitney high camp
July 22, 4:29pm

Re: WTB: Film Canisters
With or without film? Kodak or Fuji? --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » WTB: Film Canisters
July 22, 3:09pm

Re: Re: Re: John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
"and Brett started with a 28 pound pack." Good Grief! Was he carrying anvils? --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 22, 11:49am

Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
"magnesium tabs" How much? I had purchased some 200mg Magnesium Citrate tablets, to help alleviate muscle stiffness. My healthcare provider tells me that it might cause looseness in...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 22, 10:57am

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