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Mountains
Aaron, despite the subject line on your posting, you want to point out that this is in the Southern Sierra Nevada, not the White Mountains. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » snow conditions souther sierra?
October 06, 7:36pm

Critters
Over this past weekend, I was backpacking in Yosemite. I camped at Young Lakes, which is just below 10,000 feet elevation. This little critter was living in a talus slope about 150 yards from my ca...

In Post-Trip Reports » Critters
October 06, 6:08pm

Re: color
Andy, I don't know that particular camera very well, although I use several other Canon cameras, and they are somewhat similar in how the image files can be handled. If you like the look of ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 4:27pm

color
Is it my imagination, or is it the calibration on my monitor? It looks like the Technicolor button got turned on. --B.G.--

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Western Divide ~ July 2014
October 06, 3:54pm

Re: Sheltered Camp
There are some things that you want to avoid, now that we are getting toward snow season. Too many snow campers like to pitch their shelters underneath a tree, and they feel that this gives them...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sheltered Camp
October 06, 1:25pm

Re: Re: snow conditions souther sierra?
"I'm heading to Yosemite Friday and I'll be shocked if I see any snow." On this past weekend, I found lots of little patches of snow around 10,000 feet. Nothing that made an ob...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » snow conditions souther sierra?
October 06, 11:24am

Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
When I was a first-year beginner backpacker, I went on a short winter trip with three other people. I carried a heavy piton hammer to use for pounding tent stakes into the ground. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 06, 11:21am

Re: light
I used one of these this weekend. Instead of a heavy metal carabiner, I put a thin glow-in-the-dark cord on mine. That makes it easier for hanging from a tree branch in camp. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Inflatable/collapsible solar carged light
October 06, 11:15am

Re: Re: thanks and new edited OP
"watts hours (voltage x amperage)" Actually, watt-hours are voltage x amperage x hours of time. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Headlamp Specs
October 06, 11:12am

Re: First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
I just came home from Yosemite. There is still a bit of this new snow lingering in the shaded areas. Mount Gibbs still showed it on the north side, and Mount Dana even more on the north side. It is...

In Post-Trip Reports » First snow of the year in Yosemite's Clark Range
October 06, 2:01am

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