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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: "Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route"
"Descending from Cecile to Minaret Lake requires finding a single 'slot' that is about class 3; not bad." That sounds right. Some people find the slot and find it to be tolerab...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 12, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Experiments in ultralight solar
"what's the USB module?" There are some standard (cheap) USB modules available online. They take around 5.5-6.0 volts in and produce a standard 5v USB output. One vendor is Brow...

In Make Your Own Gear » Experiments in ultralight solar
May 12, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
If you go counter-clockwise around the circuit, you will have normal trails all the way around as far as Iceberg. Then you might have a steep usage trail up to Cecile. From there to Minaret, you sh...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 12, 4:46pm

Re: "Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route"
On a normal year, you would be hiking north from Cecile to Iceberg, going down a steep slope that often has a usage trail. Then you would hit the big north-facing snow field about two-thirds of the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 12, 4:26pm

Re: Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
You may find it to be slow going from Minaret to Cecile to Iceberg to Ediza to Thousand Island in a day. For Cecile and Iceberg, you may be up high enough to outrun the mosquitos. Ediza is lower...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 12, 3:54pm

Re: First trip out west
Do you intend to fly west, drive west, bicycle west, or walk west? --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 12, 2:45pm

Re: That ain't no stinkin' "firepot"
"But maybe if you would kindly send me some 1/2" titanium plate and 20-30 feet of 3/4 " OD ti tubing I could give it a try?" I know of only one titanium vendor in the Boulder...

In Gear Deals » Relax-A-Fire Firestarters Lightweight, Quick, and Safe
May 12, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Re: RE: Re: The Bobcats Came Back & Climbed a Telephone Pole
Nobody suggested that you should feed the wildlife. You could issue vouchers. You may need DNA evidence to establish paternity. Seriously, though, I wonder if it would be practical to augment...

In Photo Gallery » Bobcat Pair Courting
May 12, 1:15pm

Re: Re: RE: Re: The Bobcats Came Back & Climbed a Telephone Pole
Valerie, don't you think that you are now obligated to provide bobcat healthcare and bobcat housing assistance? --B.G.--

In Photo Gallery » Bobcat Pair Courting
May 12, 12:46pm

Re: Re: Relax-A-Fire Firestarters
Gary, don't you think that those fire starters will burn better if you rebuild your firepot with titanium wire? --B.G.--

In Gear Deals » Relax-A-Fire Firestarters Lightweight, Quick, and Safe
May 12, 12:43pm

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