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Re: Condition of the Road to Leavitt Lake- Hoover Wilderness- PCT -Sonora Pass California SR 104
If you have an issue on that road it will be clearance not traction. Most years you'd have no problem. I haven't been up there this year but if I were you I'd expect to make it just fin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Condition of the Road to Leavitt Lake- Hoover Wilderness- PCT -Sonora Pass California SR 104
July 13, 1:43pm

Re: skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
Two thoughts - one is that TM is the only place to resupply that does not charge you to hold your package - it's a post office. Second is that if you are not picky you can resupply at the TM st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
July 10, 11:08pm

Re: Kennedy Meadows
Which one? there are two places called Kennedy Meadows in the Sierra, one southern and one north of Yosemite on Hwy 108.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kennedy Meadows
July 07, 5:38pm

Use what you have
I started my kids backpacking quite young and did buy any special clothes for them. I just brought extras of everything for when they got wet. Your kids will be happier in familiar comfortable clot...

In GEAR » Where to buy hiking clothing for young children?
July 02, 9:44am

Re: MYOG Cuben Gatewood Cape (how to pattern?)
Can send you dimensions that I took from a gatewood cape I bought and then re-sold ( wasn't my cup of tea) if you are still working on this.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Gatewood Cape (how to pattern?)
June 29, 11:54am

Re: PIF Vintage TNF Tent
That is a Westwind, and was a nice tent back in the day, pretty stable in the wind and fairly roomy for two.

In Gear Swap » PIF Vintage TNF Tent
June 28, 4:58pm

Re: High Altitude Pressure/Pain - Cures and fixes?
Headaches are a classic symptom of mild altitude sickness. The "pressure" you mention - and I'm assuming you mean pressure felt in the ears or sinuses - is not, except in the case of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Altitude Pressure/Pain - Cures and fixes?
June 28, 12:25pm

Re: Using a tarp to prevent condensation in a bivy?
If you have a tarp suspended above your bivy, two things can happen that could reduce condensation in the bivy; one, the surface of the bivy fabric can be slightly warmer due to some slight reducti...

In GEAR » Using a tarp to prevent condensation in a bivy?
June 15, 5:25pm

going down
maybe $180?

In Gear Swap » FS: BD Lighthouse tent
June 15, 5:12pm

don't put it off
Well, when the plants are well watered and the creeks are running high that's also when the skeeters are at their worst... The high Sierra is gorgeous no matter when you go. Why wait?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Should we do the JMT this year?
June 13, 10:08pm

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