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base layers are not needed for hiking instead +1 on a thin, long sleeved, nylon shirt many brand names to choose from such as Patagonia, Ex-Officio, etc or go to your local thrift store and pick...

In GEAR » Base layer recommendations for PCT thru
February 28, 12:35pm

JMT is crowded
Unfortunately the JMT is crowded along the whole 212 miles. It seems to be getting more popular with every passing year. Somewhere between 50 and 100 people get permits to start the trail from Yose...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Two SE guys + JMT + 70miles = ?
February 08, 4:33pm

and subsequent nights
Robert can you clarify if the part in parenthesis (and subsequent nights) is directly quoted from the Yosemite NP website? "If you have a wilderness permit for Happy Isles to Little Yosemi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Permit Process
February 04, 11:35am

could be icy on the road
The park maintains an active Facebook page, with staff answering questions, so you might want to ask there. https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS A visitor asked on January 15th "Why wont th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Winter biking Tuolumne Meadows
January 19, 5:41pm

not well-defined
Greg says: What "meaning" changed, and how? Buck says: What do you think that means? Sorry, I must have been unclear in my original post. I will try again. The part of the sent...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
January 12, 12:50pm

Excellent list
Probably nothing you need to buy. But there are a few small odds and ends you might want to add to your list. Map, compass, camera or phone for raking pictures, mosquito headnet, change of underwe...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List, and I have an REI gift card to fix it with. Help please!
January 11, 6:27pm

full sentence
This back and forth made me curious enough to go to the CDC article to see what you guys were talking about. Here is a link to the document: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5709a4.ht...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
January 10, 9:10pm

very little snow
I was in Yosemite last week. Walked up to Glacier Point via the JMT and Panorama trail. Some of the trails are a little icy so traction devices such as micro spikes help, but there isn't nearly...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite hike... Badger Pass webcam looks dismal
January 09, 10:25pm

Cut down on your tourist time in Yosemite Valley
Your itinerary has you spending two nights (7/12 and 7/13) in the Valley before your hike. Maybe spend that time on the trail instead to make your hike a little less rushed. So you arrive in Yos...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT in Mid-July- Looking for Itinerary Critiques
January 09, 10:11pm

Hetch Hetchy chlorination
http://www.ridgenet.net/~rockwell/Giardia.pdf The section in Rockwell's paper (June 2003) where he compares unfiltered Sierra water to San Francisco tap water from Hetch-Hetchy has always bu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
January 09, 7:07pm

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