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Re: Re: Sept snow on JMT
Very peripherally related to the slinking out quickly - by some stroke of bad luck I was crossing the sierra on my way to a trip in Utah exactly at the time, and it was pretty short, that it snowed...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 15, 11:04pm

Re: Re: Kings Canyon National Park
That second photo does make you kind of wonder if there is any there there - is there something solid underlying it, or it the whole peak just a loose pile of rocks. Not surprised you felt dizzy.

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 15, 10:14pm

Re: RE: What do you hike with that nobody else has?"
" Due to the lack of response I gather few math geeks are following this thread." Some groans are best appreciated in private.

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 15, 10:12pm

Re: A bit off topic
"Is it possible to purchase fuel on the trail, or do I need to carry it all from the beginning? " You should have no problem purchasing it at TM, RM, VVR and MTR, at excessive prices, ...

In GEAR » update on alky stoves on the JMT
July 15, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Snow
Bob, Do you also have a recipe for making improvised crampons out the paper clips and tape? As a klutz I would fear the Whitney trail covered in ice going downhill more than almost anything else. I...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 15, 7:38pm

Re: Kings Canyon National Park
Sounds like a nice adventure. Makes me reconsider taking my umbrella in August.

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 15, 7:23pm

Re: RE: Interesting comment from Sierra re the starlyte
That IS a nice unambiguous reply. Maybe carry a printed version with you, and you will even be safe from any authorities with a different interpretation, though the rangers generally seem to be mo...

In GEAR » update on alky stoves on the JMT
July 15, 11:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: packing questions
Yep, that is more or less what I have attracted onto - packliner with bag and jacket "high-tech" protection inside that. For the JMT I have altered this a bit since my bear can is itse...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » packing questions
July 15, 10:34am

Re: Re: Re: packing questions
Start by considering the worst case scenario and make sure that if that happens then maybe some of your gear will get wet, but the core stuff you will need to deal with this catastrophe will remain...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » packing questions
July 15, 10:11am

Re: Re: Re: Sept JMT Gear List
Yeah, wouldn't disagree with Art on that. Don't want to crimp your ultralight style, but having n fully enclosed shelter makes a HUGE difference under those conditions. In my BD FirstLight ...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 15, 9:34am

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