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If you haven't been on both 108 and 120 then I would go on 120 going in and 108 on the way out or vice versa. Both are worth seeing and you can get a great perspective of a number of trailhead...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Nevada backpacking next weekend
July 13, 6:07am

Re: narrowed it down.
I predict a lose of a quart of blood if you hit 10 Lakes. The areaon both sides of it was very wet last year in June which will be about like July this year. But it is very cool and worth a quart.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Nevada backpacking next weekend
July 12, 6:00pm

Re: JMT Logistics
You could hike from Whitney to Roads end in SEKI and then make arrangements to get to Fresno. I got a ride on Craigs list for the ride at $100.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT 2011!!
July 12, 2:55pm

How about Reno
You could be car free by going into Reno. There is a bus that runs from Reno down into the Owens Valley (eastern sierra transport authority). Take it to Lee Vining or Mammoth. There is another b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT 2011!!
July 12, 8:56am

Winter vs. Summer
I would also disagree that winter vs. summer is a big deal when it comes to gear selection. I add some additional gear, sleeping bag liner, gloves, thermorest) but it fits in my trusty old Jam2. ...

In GEAR » Ultralight from scratch, not practical.
July 09, 12:10pm

Re: yup
"yup, not only do I do this but i recently cut my balls off too to save some weight." I may have to try this. It would cut ten lbs. off my base weight. :0

In GEAR » Camp Shoes
July 08, 4:22pm

Another Option
Enter via Cottonwood Pass. Day hike Whitney from Crabtree Meadows. Hike north on JMT. Have a canister mailed to Reds and use for last three? days. This is very likely what I will do on my PCT t...

In GEAR » JMT with Ursack
July 08, 12:49pm

Re: Not allowed for use in parks
"I just checked with Sierra NF. They are OK with it but not acceptable in Yosemite or Kings Canyon." Not exactly. You can legally hike the JMT if you: 1) can do some high milage days...

In GEAR » JMT with Ursack
July 08, 11:59am

Snow or mosquitoes or both
You would have to go WAY up in the snow to avoid the skitos and the best part is when you are postholing through the snow AND swatting the bloodsuckers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Nevada backpacking next weekend
July 08, 9:12am

Many crossings
I was over Glen in Early May and the main pack of PCT hikers have crossed as well. From the latest trail journals it sounds like there is still solid snow most of the way north of Charlotte Lake.

In Post-Trip Reports » Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010
July 06, 5:41pm

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