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Re: southern sierra
Been to Reflection and Vidette, never south of the divide. Will be there twice this summer. Can't wait!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Above Tree Line Southern Sierra
May 19, 11:57pm

Night vision
I keep it at lowest intensity, in my hand pointing straight down or even slightly behind. As much as possible looking forward by star or moonlight. If there is something I need to look at like ro...

In GEAR » Important feature for night hiking
May 19, 11:55pm

Re: De-Lorme PN-60w GPS Pros\Cons (with InReach)
I'm buying an inreach soon, but I'm hoping for the iOS version. Otherwise I'll pair it with an Android without service or perhaps prepay service. I can't see having both cell and ...

In GEAR » De-Lorme PN-60w GPS Pros\Cons (with InReach)
May 19, 8:41am

Re Calibration
Yup, there are benchmarks all along the trail. Been over Granite Pass 5 times now. Last time we followed the string of lakes NE of Goat Pass and Glacier Lakes. No evidence anyone had ever been t...

In GEAR » Most simple, cheapest GPS receiver recommendation pls
May 18, 2:45pm

Re: Fast/Slow Twitch Muscles
I brought up the TRX straps (not bands) because Leslie grunted (I think ugh counts as a grunt) when weights were suggested. Her OP was on maintenance when not on the trail regularly. Not quite th...

In Philosophy & Technique » technique for max. muscle mass?
May 18, 11:11am

Benchmarks
BTW, since long before I had ever heard of geocaching, I have been 'collecting' benchmarks. Somewhat informally in the dark years before GPS, and now electronically. What I do is find a B...

In GEAR » Most simple, cheapest GPS receiver recommendation pls
May 18, 10:52am

No elev on iPhone
I noticed tracks on my iPhone 4S don't have elevation unless the app has built in topos. Tracks without elev suddenly get them when I upload to a server - presumably they combine lon-lat track...

In GEAR » Most simple, cheapest GPS receiver recommendation pls
May 18, 10:41am

Oooo, can I play?
How have I missed this thread?? I've been kicking myself for the slightest discourtesies on the other topics when I could've been slaying here? Carbon Dioxide production stinks, except ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
May 17, 9:11pm

Weights not needed
You can develop a quite strenuous workout routine without weights. All of the lower body is easily stressed with lunges, calf raises on stairs and the like. For upper body you can go with TRX sty...

In Philosophy & Technique » technique for max. muscle mass?
May 16, 7:58pm

Storm damage
Highly recommend you look at the trail damage done by a windstorm last Nov. Many, many miles of sappy bushwacking over downed trees from Island Pass to at least as far south as Muir Pass. No info...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SHR from Onion Valley
May 16, 6:39pm

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