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Fun trip
Just a note... Weather.com had the low at Badger Pass at -17F on their "weather yesterday page" on Monday when we looked. Seriously. I don't know how cold it was at the point, but ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dewey Point, 1/11 to 1/13/2013
January 17, 2:08am

Bugs and poison oak
Just a note, Coe is serious tick-country. The ticks don't seem to mind DEET (though Permethrin works normally.) They're on the weeds, in the trees and, well, everywhere. if you pitc...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2013 Henry W Coe
January 14, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Hypothermia prevention...horrible story on Ozark trail
[quote] If I had a headlamp and compass, I would have followed whatever direction towards civilization, even if that meant bushwhacking off trail and just kept going. [/quote] You do that, you...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hypothermia prevention...horrible story on Ozark trail
January 14, 4:59pm

You are correct, suh!
You are correct, suh! http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/yose_guide_map.pdf I thought Stanislaus completely surrounded Yosemite, and the others bordered Stanislaus .... thanks for c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Meetup - Yosemite Snowshoe/Ski to Dewey Pt. - Jan. 11-13
January 09, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Food and activities
You need them on BLM land, too. While Yosemite sits within a national forest (Stanislaus), Yosemite proper is a park and it is not needed within those boundaries. -mox

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Meetup - Yosemite Snowshoe/Ski to Dewey Pt. - Jan. 11-13
January 09, 4:46pm

Killer tip
Good tip! Not only does it clear the line but also slightly depressurizes the bottle for less spray at the end ... For anyone else who finds this later... Hikin' Jim Temps are suppo...

In GEAR » WG stove questions
January 09, 4:26pm

Thanks
Thank you everyone! -mox

In GEAR » WG stove questions
January 09, 9:44am

WG stove questions
Okay, so moving into WG territory for the first time. Couple fast and easy questions. If it matters, an MSR Universal, though I don't think anything is unique to just this stove. 1) Whe...

In GEAR » WG stove questions
January 08, 10:48pm

Pics
Post pics when you get there, if you have signal, so those of us coming up a bit later know what we're getting into ... :P -mox

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Meetup - Yosemite Snowshoe/Ski to Dewey Pt. - Jan. 11-13
January 08, 10:42pm

Tents
Well, you're going up on Saturday just like I am. I'm taking a mid (GoLite SL3.) I have never set it up in the snow. That said, having set it up previously, they're pretty stupid-s...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Meetup - Yosemite Snowshoe/Ski to Dewey Pt. - Jan. 11-13
January 08, 6:23pm

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