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This low snow year
This low snow year, I would: Park in Curry Village lot and catch 8 am hiker bus to Tuolumne Meadows Hike to Vogelsang Go over Vogelsang Pass, taking the "high route" (rather than paral...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » You have 3 full days in yosemite...what do you do?
May 14, 7:57pm

trailcast mp3
+1 I listened to these again and again about four years ago. Such an intelligent articulate interviewing style. To get the mp3, right-click on the link and Save Target As Or go here. http://archi...

In On the Web » Trailcast Podcast
May 12, 2:45pm

@Jeffrey route around snow traverse
Yes Jeffrey, you can get around it. That area with the snow traverse is particularly well-shielded from the sun so there is a lot more snow there than areas around it. This snow traverse is next ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First group to hike Rae Lakes this year
May 08, 1:18pm

Snow on Wood's Creek Trail to Rae Lakes
No significant snow until you hit the lower Rae Lakes. Even then, not bad. Maybe yesterday and today a little more snow fell. Aaron didn't mention it, but there was one significant snow travers...

In Post-Trip Reports » First group to hike Rae Lakes this year
May 07, 10:13pm

Thanks Aaron
Great to meet you at Rae Lakes Aaron and thanks for posting the photos. When I met you at Rae Lakes just as you descended, I could see in your faces that was quite an adventure getting over the pas...

In Post-Trip Reports » First group to hike Rae Lakes this year
May 07, 9:08am

CA Snowpack: 17%
"The man in charge of surveying California's snowpack to measure the amount of water that will flow into storage reservoirs over the next few months had bad news Thursday. "I'm ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CA Snowpack: 17%
May 02, 2:23pm

road info
posted yesterday on FB by SEKI: Junction View has been a popular photo spot for decades, and it is open again for the season. Highway 180 opened on Friday as far as the Yucca Point Gate, providing...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Late April, Near Visalia, CA?????
April 14, 7:47am

Skurka map set
Consider getting a copy of Andrew Skurka's Sierra High Route map set at andrewskurka.com. It's reasonably priced and very good.

In Pre-Trip Planning » "Beginner" Sierra Cross Country route
April 07, 7:29pm

Alpacka inflation bag w/ neo air
I love the simple efficiency of the Alpacka inflation bag and wanted to use it to inflate my neo air all season pad. I'm sure a visit to Home Depot would find some other connectors that would a...

In Packrafting » Alpacka inflation bag w/ neo air
April 07, 10:04am

Caldera Cone vs. MYOG
I have a Caldera Keg GVP and find that boils enough water for a two-person freeze-dried meal pack. Do you eat more than that? It's $60 and a sweet esbit setup. I can totally relate to the TD st...

In GEAR » Caldera cone vs MYOG?
April 06, 5:56am

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