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Re: Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
Altitude has very little to do with it. Bears will go wherever they think they will find food. And anywhere along a well-traveled trail in a national park in the Sierra tends to qualify. If you wer...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 19, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Conditions in Tuolumne, Hwy 120?
I can't recommend anything particular out of Badger Pass: never skied that area. Desolation is nice - you'll see some people usually, but not lots, and no 'bilers. Echo Lakes is the wa...

In Winter Hiking » Conditions in Tuolumne, Hwy 120?
March 19, 1:15pm

Re: thanks
I'd say almost any 2-300 miles in the High Sierra between Sonora pass and Cottonwood pass. The JMT is great, it's a classic, but it also has quite a few people on it and there is just as mu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Your favorite 200-300 miles
March 18, 12:13pm

Re: Conditions in Tuolumne, Hwy 120?
There is a winter conditions update page on the YNP website but it hasn't been updated for a long time - connections must be down to the rangers who are up there. According to the remote snow s...

In Winter Hiking » Conditions in Tuolumne, Hwy 120?
March 18, 12:07pm

weight
on my scale, 10.85 oz

In Gear Swap » FS: Stratospire 1 mesh inner
March 18, 11:35am

Re: Optimum Pyramid Winter Inner Tent Material
I would ignore water resistance. All it will have to deal with is occasional drips from condensation or frost dropping on it. And as DC points out, strength is not needed much. Maximum breathabilit...

In GEAR » Optimum Pyramid Winter Inner Tent Material
March 15, 4:22pm

comfy pad
now 24 shipped

In Gear Swap » FS: Insul Mat
March 15, 4:14pm

down we go
Now 80 shipped

In Gear Swap » FS: Stratospire 1 mesh inner
March 15, 4:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
Don't know if this can be applied where you wander, but in the Sierra I often camp on nice granite slabs, for a variety of reasons. Good pad is essential to this idea. You get a nice clean camp...

In Philosophy & Technique » Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
March 11, 10:44pm

reduced
now 85 shipped

In Gear Swap » FS: Stratospire 1 mesh inner
March 10, 1:30pm

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