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Re: "Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
I can't say about Big Bend. About 15 years ago, Yosemite had been having lots of bear problems. One theory was that NPS was looking for a solution, and that Garcia Machine of Visalia came up...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
August 18, 2:06pm

Re: Re: A couple more, again.
"I thought they were strictly stealthy nocturnal." That is the word put out by the publicist for the local mountain lions union, and the deer believe it. --B.G.--

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
August 18, 12:54am

Re: re: mtn lion pics
"was anyone else scrolling up and down really fast to make the cat walk back and forth?" That is called walking the catwalk. --B.G.--

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
August 17, 10:47pm

Re: Inov-8 shoe size
I have four pairs of Inov-8 shoes of three different models. In general, if I wear a size 9, I order a size 9, and I receive a size 9. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Inov-8 shoe size
August 16, 3:08pm

Re: Jinxed
If you study this, most of the time when the satellite track seems to go crazy it is in a steep location with lots of mountain peaks surrounding it and relatively few GPS satellites in view. The GP...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 16, 12:21pm

Re: FS North Face VE25
That is one fairly serious expedition tent. That is what you want when you have to live out of your tent for a couple of weeks at high elevation. I have one. In the second photo, I see a drill. ...

In Gear Swap » FS North Face VE25
August 15, 9:40pm

Re: Re: In case...
Maybe so, but I will beat the rap by showing my satellite tracking log. I was hundreds of miles away. --B.G.--

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 15, 3:37pm

Re: How to cache water in a forest?
I suspect that you guys know this, but caching of anything like food or water is specifically forbidden in many national parks. Of course, they have to catch you. --B.G.--

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 15, 3:19pm

Re: Re: CalTopo page for following Leor's track
"3:05 to Whitney summit??!!!" That's a pretty respectable time. The fastest that I ever walked up to the summit was 4 hours 15 minutes, but that was when I was much younger. Plu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 15, 1:16pm

Re: Re: Re: WTB bear canister - small
"I don't know the capacity in cubic inches, I know it in persons/days." You can figure this out. Organize what you think is a day's worth of food and then measure its volume. I...

In Gear Swap » WTB bear canister - small
August 15, 1:13pm

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