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Re: One pole
If I know that there is some major stream crossing, I carry one aluminum pole to use. If I think that there are no major stream crossings, then I carry none. If I am surprised by a stream crossing,...

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 3:19pm

Re: snowshoe from Badger Pass ?
I've seen people who skied out a mile to Summit Meadow, then turned north and skied a mile to camp. I've camped near Bridalveil Campground and in Westfall Meadow. --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
November 17, 10:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
I had sort of the opposite situation. I had made hut reservations far in advance. We signed out with the rangers at Badger Pass, and we were on the ski trail by 9 a.m. We got to the hut around 3 p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
November 17, 1:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
"What kind of idiot gives up and sits in the snow in the middle of winter at night?" 1. Beginners who are in way over their heads. 2. Beginner skiers who don't have climbing skins...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
November 17, 12:58am

Re: Re: Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
Years ago, we were heading up to Ostrander, and I got my whole group of skiers there by 3 p.m. After an hour, we were all sitting around drinking hot tea as the shadows were getting longer on the s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
November 17, 12:25am

Re: Re: REI Membership
Just think. Someday there will be somebody here claiming that their REI membership is the best one-time-only $200 that they've ever spent. --B.G.--

In Gear Deals » 20% off REI coupon code is here
November 17, 12:13am

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"If you are walking up to Woods Landing, and then Muir Pass, in the summer" Perhaps you refer to Woods Crossing. --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 12:05am

Re: Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
I started going to Ostrander in 1979, but never on snowshoes. Always cross country skis. We have had some pretty iffy snow for the last few winters, so it has become difficult to plan a good trip. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ostrander Ski Hut snowshoe trip
November 16, 5:31pm

Re: Re: Rehydration Drink Recipe
I've used Dieter's salt, which is 90% potassium chloride and 10% sodium chloride. I guess it matters what you are trying to accomplish. Table salt makes a better flavor inhancer. The ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 16, 3:58pm

Re: REI Membership
"My REI membership is the best one-time-only $20 I've ever spent." My REI membership is the best one-time-only $2.00 I've ever spent. --B.G.--

In Gear Deals » 20% off REI coupon code is here
November 16, 3:00pm

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