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Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
"My impression is that "Budd Lake" is just like "Nelson Lake," permit-wise. Not on any lists, but exists." I haven't checked lately, but I think that Budd Lake ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 06, 10:51pm

Re: Re: Re: sweat & sunglasses management
"Do you have a lightly tinted pair of sunglasses?" No. My previous sunglasses were dark. My current ones are medium. --B.G.--

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 06, 3:53pm

Re: sweat & sunglasses management
If you want to keep it simple, use a simple cotton bandana. Place it over your head so that the front edge stops at your eyebrows. Then put on a baseball cap over that. The bandana keeps sun off...

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 06, 3:21pm

Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
There is no Budd Lake Trailhead, and there is no official Budd Lake Trail, so there is no Budd Lake wilderness permit. There is a permit and quota for the Cathedral Lakes Trail. If you know exactly...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 06, 3:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Rae Lakes loop
The car campgrounds are close to Cedar Grove, which is six or so miles downhill from Roads End. The permit station at Roads End opens around 7:00 a.m., depending on when the ranger gets there. S...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lakes loop
August 06, 2:42pm

Re: Food bag
"Color makes no difference to an animal that has an extremely sensative sense of smell, bears , mice or whatever." Explain that to the animals. Animals don't care much whether i...

In GEAR » Best Food Storage Bag
August 06, 12:32pm

Re: Re: Death by...
"Have you learnt nothing from all the small furry animals that the government told us were safe, and turned out to be vicious killers?" Marmots and chipmunks were trained as attack ani...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 06, 12:37am

Best Food Storage Bag
Whatever you use for a bear hang, make sure that it is a dark color. It makes it harder for Mister Bear to find it at night. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Best Food Storage Bag
August 05, 3:09pm

Re: GPS maps: feeling really stupid
Civilian GPS receivers have a finite sampling rate. So, they make data points every second or every ten seconds or whatever as you move the receiver along a winding trail. If the trail is very wind...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS maps: feeling really stupid
August 03, 10:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Gear and Changes
If everything was tightly together when it got submerged, then I would not expect that to cause a problem. Then, if the end cap got turned too little, that would explain how it seemed dead. It w...

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail 7/11-7/24
August 03, 8:55pm

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