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Re: Fees on DeLorme Invoice Declining!
You want to watch your DeLorme invoice closely for mistakes. I caught them at one last month. Strangely enough, the mistake was in their favor. --B.G.--

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 07, 7:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/wildernesstrailheads.pdf Where does any Budd Lake Trailhead show up here? Answer: it doesn't --B.G.--

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 07, 3:20pm

Re: Bear Can Help
You get better weight efficiency with one huge canister as compared to two small canisters. But then you have to divide your other gear up radically if you carry only the one huge canister. We u...

In GEAR » Bear Can Help
August 07, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
According to the map, there is no Budd Lake Trailhead. Part of that is because there is no official Budd Lake Trail. I've been on the unofficial Budd Lake Trail, and it shoots off from the Cath...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 07, 1:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
"My impression is that "Budd Lake" is just like "Nelson Lake," permit-wise. Not on any lists, but exists." I haven't checked lately, but I think that Budd Lake ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 06, 10:51pm

Re: Re: Re: sweat & sunglasses management
"Do you have a lightly tinted pair of sunglasses?" No. My previous sunglasses were dark. My current ones are medium. --B.G.--

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 06, 3:53pm

Re: sweat & sunglasses management
If you want to keep it simple, use a simple cotton bandana. Place it over your head so that the front edge stops at your eyebrows. Then put on a baseball cap over that. The bandana keeps sun off...

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 06, 3:21pm

Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
There is no Budd Lake Trailhead, and there is no official Budd Lake Trail, so there is no Budd Lake wilderness permit. There is a permit and quota for the Cathedral Lakes Trail. If you know exactly...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 06, 3:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Rae Lakes loop
The car campgrounds are close to Cedar Grove, which is six or so miles downhill from Roads End. The permit station at Roads End opens around 7:00 a.m., depending on when the ranger gets there. S...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lakes loop
August 06, 2:42pm

Re: Food bag
"Color makes no difference to an animal that has an extremely sensative sense of smell, bears , mice or whatever." Explain that to the animals. Animals don't care much whether i...

In GEAR » Best Food Storage Bag
August 06, 12:32pm

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