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Skyline to the Sea instead?
I talked this week two times with the East Bay Regional Park District. There seems to be a problem with the water supply at Eagle Springs Camp. At this point it is unclear whether the spring is dry...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Ohlone Regional Wilderness Trail - Family Friendly BPL outing over Labor Day Weekend (8/30 - 9/2)
August 14, 5:06pm

Re: Father & Son UL trip of the JMT
Steve, Wow, what a wonderful adventure with your son. The thunderstorm you encountered at Forester Pass sounds scary. It speaks volumes for you to turn a "lemon" (your crop & water...

In Post-Trip Reports » Father & Son UL trip of the JMT
August 09, 3:32pm

Summer Vacation in the John Muir Wilderness with our four Girls
For the last three summers we took every year two of our kids on the JMT – 2010 Philipp & Daniel, 2011 Cassandra & Hannah, 2012 Hannah & Natalie. This year we took Elisabeth (and her ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Summer Vacation in the John Muir Wilderness with our four Girls
August 09, 12:41pm

Crabtree Trailhead might be a good alternative
Thomas, I recently hiked with my wife from Crabtree TH to Deer Lake in a day. I assume you selected Gianelli to start higher up (8600 ft instead of 7160 ft) and avoid that extra 1500 ft of climb...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gianelli trailhead to deer lake
August 08, 1:39pm

Emigrant Wilderness
Mark, You might want to consider Emigrant Wilderness. 1) It doesn't have a trail head quota 2) It is roughly 4 hours from Palo Alto 3) You can create loops - for example out of Crabtree...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Trainheads without Quotas
August 07, 5:51pm

DeLorme inReach SE
Kevin, We own both the inReach (for Smartphones) and the inReach SE. We prefer the inReach SE -- it is lighter and it doesn't require a second device (smartphone)for typing messages. The adv...

In GEAR » best two way sat communicator?
August 07, 5:21pm

Great Trip Report
Hi Andrew, thanks for the great trip report. That brings back a lot of memories. Now I understand why your TR took so long. Last year you posted on my SHR TR that you would soon publish yours to...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ropers Sierra High Route
August 06, 10:51pm

Great Area - Great Trip Report
Hi Andrew, We missed each other by a week. Michelle and I just spend two weeks with our four girls in the same area. Goddard Canyon and Hell-For-Sure Pass were truly spectacular. We also explore...

In Post-Trip Reports » Solo: LeConte Divide and Goddard Canyon
August 04, 10:07pm

Re: Hot Springs Near Reds Meadow
Hi Keith, We just returned from a 2-week trip into the Sierra with our daughters. The hot springs are marked on map #9 of the Tom Harrison JMT map pack as "Iva Bell Hot Springs".. They...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking the John Muir Trail with our 9 and 10 year old daughters
August 04, 11:08am

SMD Cuben Haven
Dave, my wife and I are using the SMD Haven in Cuben. It has two doors and uses trekking poles. The tarp tent itself is just 10 oz. If you decide to add a Nettent to it, you end up with a double...

In GEAR » Sell me on your favorite DUO sized tent
July 15, 7:31am

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