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Re: CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
Snowfall in the Sierra was best in the tahoe-to-sonora section, and dropped off quickly south of that. So Desolation Carson-iceberg, Mokelumne, and Emeigrant wilderness areas did well and anything...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
February 11, 11:21pm

Re: Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
nice. I am reminded of a trip that my old ski buddy and I call "the 40 degree trip". It was in Desolation in March, and the temperature was 40 degrees almost the entire time, and snowing ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
February 11, 11:15pm

Re: Golite SL3/tarp issues
I've done a lot of snow camping in floorless tarpish shelters over the years. A pyramid, an MSR Twin peaks, and a floorless dome of my own making. I've had condensation issues in all to var...

In Winter Hiking » Golite SL3/tarp issues
February 11, 11:07pm

Thanks Gerald. To update - I just got more cordlocks and shock cord, but I'm under the weather and can't get started on more shells yet. soon as I'm feeling better I will make as man...

In Gear Swap » MYOG eVent mitten shells
January 31, 6:45pm

Re: Re: Bus routes
Lots of other trailhead to start from; getting to them is the issue. Sonora Pass is probably the easiest to reach. No bus serves it but hitching from Bridgeport, which is served by daily CREST bus ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Extended JMT
January 31, 11:50am

whoa nellie
Man- everybody wants a pair! I think I have responded to all those who sent PM's. The first pair is sold to Gerald; I am going to make some more since I have fabric; but I don't think I hav...

In Gear Swap » MYOG eVent mitten shells
January 27, 8:47pm

could make more
I still have more fabric - maybe I should make another pair or two.

In Gear Swap » MYOG eVent mitten shells
January 27, 4:06pm

MYOG eVent mitten shells - all gone!
I had some extra eVent fabric so I made these shells. They fit me over liners and fleece mittens; I would usually buy a large or XL glove. 1.2 oz on my scale for the pair. Palm is 3.6 oz/yd eVent w...

In Gear Swap » MYOG eVent mitten shells
January 27, 3:21pm

Re: RAB South Col II
So - wacky idea, but... one way to deal with the water/weather coming in through zips, openings - assuming you can sip up at least somewhat and lean against a rock (or possibly snowbank) is to make...

In GEAR » help choosing a bivy
January 26, 4:23pm

Re: help choosing a bivy
Probably you want an eVent bivy - that will be the lightest, most breathable thing you can get. Though it is worth considering the the gore-tex bivys with the fuzzy interior have about the best rep...

In GEAR » help choosing a bivy
January 26, 1:48pm

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