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Incident on top of Donohue Pass
Jason, This "gentleman" was feeding marmots from a bag of chips. My wife asked him to please not do that because it would create a problem for the marmots and all future visitors to th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking the John Muir Trail with our 9 and 10 year old daughters
August 21, 8:44am

Hiking the John Muir Trail with our 9 and 10 year old daughters
This year my wife and I took our two youngest daughters, Hannah and Natalie, on the John Muir Trail – after having gone the previous two years first with their two oldest brothers and then with t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking the John Muir Trail with our 9 and 10 year old daughters
August 21, 12:45am

Group Gear
Eric, Group gear for a family is of course easier than group gear for scouts, but the differences are not that big. We used the following group gear: - Two 2 person tarp tents - One for our ...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 20, 6:02pm

Base weight doesn't include consumables
Eric, it seems like we are using different definitions of "base weight". The one I use doesn't include consumables like food, water and fuel. I believe it is a generally accepted w...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 20, 4:06pm

UL is more of a mindset than a cost factor
Jon, as I work a lot with scouts I have found that UL backpacking is more of a mindset than a cost factor. Sure on this site with all the expensive cuben, titanium, etc. it can easily be assumed...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 20, 3:30pm

There were some - but not many
My wife and I just finshed the JMT on Saturday with our 9 and 10 year old daughters. We went through the same multi-hour storms Erik B. describes above. Our daughters are certainly not manly at all...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 20, 11:28am

B24 Crash Site
You might be interested to visit the B24 crash site from 1943. Have a look at these photos http://joeidoni.smugmug.com/gallery/3385314#!i=502307479&k=fByZz You will find a way description in t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite – In at Parker Pass / Out at Tuolumne: suggestions
July 28, 11:16pm

SHR - PM or Email
Andrew, nice trip report - I always enjoy reading them and seeing your photos - for example when you got snowed on at Hetch Hetchy. As your PM is not working, I'm reaching out to you thi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Solo: Sawtooth Traverse and Matterhorn Peak
July 27, 5:50pm

JMT Gear
Matt, 1) If you camp a lot in mosquito infested areas, you will want the NetTent with the Haven. If you take the TT Double Rainbow or the SMD Lunar Duo, you have built-in netting for 41 oz. That...

In Gear Lists » August JMT (First time, first gearlist)
July 27, 10:48am

JMT Gear List
Matt, My wife and I will leave on the 4th with two of our daughters (8 & 10) on the JMT. So we might meet along the way. You could save a couple of pounds from your pack. Since you have n...

In Gear Lists » August JMT (First time, first gearlist)
July 27, 9:50am

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