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Hetchhetchy?
Great info so far. So far I think I'll add the following to my list to do this winter: -Snowcreek to Northdome/my Watkins -Badger pass to Ostrander lake, or Dewey point, or glacier point. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 30, 9:47pm

YL
Sorry for the misscommunication. I actually did Young lakes in early May when there was still a ton of snow. (Also failed to summit Conness, bummer!) I was more just referring to snowy trips tha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 30, 12:30am

Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
Hey guys, I'm hoping to do several weekend trips this winter and I'm looking for some fresh route ideas. I've got Ice axe/crampons/snowshoes so I'm up for anything doable in 3 d...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 29, 5:12pm

Trip Report +Video Kearsarge to Mt Whitney
My solo hike from Kearsarge to Mt Whitney Sept 4-10 day 1: Whitney portal acclimation day 2: Over Kearsarge pass to Charlotte Lake day 3: Charlotte Lake to Center Basin day 4: Center Basin to u...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report +Video Kearsarge to Mt Whitney
October 29, 11:48am

Cold face when sleeping
Heya, When temps drop below 20F at night i have a hard time sleeping because my face gets cold. Nose, eyes, everything. Any good ultralight solutions out there?

In GEAR » Cold face when sleeping
October 27, 1:35am

Parka for freezing temps
Another thread sparked this search. I'm looking for a warmer down parka to go over an R1 and Atom lt to keep me warm while in camp down to 10F. I'm considering these: Frost line 6.7 oz ...

In GEAR » Parka for freezing temps
October 20, 11:52am

Good point
Which goretex socks are you using? Any UL options out there?

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 20, 12:44am

Waterproof
Moab mid gtx. Waterproof-ish. They ended up as frozen snow blocks. Not sure if the water came from melted snow caked on them, coming through leaking seams, or my own sweat. But they were froze...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 19, 11:21pm

Gotcha
Good info. Some of the colder temp ranges I see are 50F during the day, 10F at night. Sounds like either way I need these overboots eh? 40below better than the Neos brand?

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 19, 10:52pm

My snowshoe footwear system
Last years system: SW liners, thick socks, Merrill Moab mid, shorty gaiters, micro spikes or norther lite snowshoes. = cold wet feet. I'm thinking of adding an overboots like these https://w...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 19, 10:27pm

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