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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Record attempt
Low battery? Does the user have to change out batteries periodically? --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 26, 3:46pm

Re: Supply at VVR or MTR going south
Here is the image of a sign at Onion Valley. --B.G.--

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 26, 3:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Record attempt
"Minor Restart, and iterate to actual?" Different GPS receivers operate differently. Some have logic that tells them when the satellite signals are getting too unpredictable to use, so...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 26, 3:31pm

Re: RE Supply at VVR or MTR
With all of these factors in play, some backpackers decide to increase the pace so that they can finish at Whitney without suffering from hunger. Others get a resupply bag brought in, but it isn...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 26, 3:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Record attempt
Greg, isn't that sort of the same thing that happened near the Charlotte Lake trail junction on the first night? The original track showed it way off the trail. Then it seemed to mysteriously a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 26, 3:07pm

Re: RE Supply at VVR or MTR
I think that some backpackers traveling as a group want to get a large food load brought in by horse. The horsepacker companies are typically coming from the easiest direction, so that means South ...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 26, 3:02pm

Re: hhmm
Yes, I use either filter element with a 2L dirty Platypus and a 2L clean Platypus. I could understand clogging if I routinely scooped up suspect water. However, most of the time the water looks ...

In GEAR » Gravityworks water filter system
July 26, 2:49pm

Re: RE Supply at VVR or MTR
You might want to decide whether you are going northbound or southbound. I think that others are getting a resupply drop at the LeConte Canyon Ranger Station or at the Charlotte Lake junction. ...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 26, 2:46pm

Re: Re: Record attempt
There is a strange part of GPS reception. It is called a GPS blunder. It tends to happen more with small scale receivers using a basic GPS antenna. It can happen anyplace, but it used to happen mor...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 26, 2:43pm

Re: Gravityworks water filter system
The air bubbles refuse to be managed. I've tried this with both Gravityworks and Aquamira Frontier Pro filters. They work good only when they are brand new. Then within five or ten quarts of...

In GEAR » Gravityworks water filter system
July 26, 1:23pm

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