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Crabtree Trailhead might be a good alternative
Thomas, I recently hiked with my wife from Crabtree TH to Deer Lake in a day. I assume you selected Gianelli to start higher up (8600 ft instead of 7160 ft) and avoid that extra 1500 ft of climb...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gianelli trailhead to deer lake
August 08, 1:39pm

Emigrant Wilderness
Mark, You might want to consider Emigrant Wilderness. 1) It doesn't have a trail head quota 2) It is roughly 4 hours from Palo Alto 3) You can create loops - for example out of Crabtree...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Trainheads without Quotas
August 07, 5:51pm

DeLorme inReach SE
Kevin, We own both the inReach (for Smartphones) and the inReach SE. We prefer the inReach SE -- it is lighter and it doesn't require a second device (smartphone)for typing messages. The adv...

In GEAR » best two way sat communicator?
August 07, 5:21pm

Great Trip Report
Hi Andrew, thanks for the great trip report. That brings back a lot of memories. Now I understand why your TR took so long. Last year you posted on my SHR TR that you would soon publish yours to...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ropers Sierra High Route
August 06, 10:51pm

Great Area - Great Trip Report
Hi Andrew, We missed each other by a week. Michelle and I just spend two weeks with our four girls in the same area. Goddard Canyon and Hell-For-Sure Pass were truly spectacular. We also explore...

In Post-Trip Reports » Solo: LeConte Divide and Goddard Canyon
August 04, 10:07pm

Re: Hot Springs Near Reds Meadow
Hi Keith, We just returned from a 2-week trip into the Sierra with our daughters. The hot springs are marked on map #9 of the Tom Harrison JMT map pack as "Iva Bell Hot Springs".. They...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking the John Muir Trail with our 9 and 10 year old daughters
August 04, 11:08am

SMD Cuben Haven
Dave, my wife and I are using the SMD Haven in Cuben. It has two doors and uses trekking poles. The tarp tent itself is just 10 oz. If you decide to add a Nettent to it, you end up with a double...

In GEAR » Sell me on your favorite DUO sized tent
July 15, 7:31am

Sizes for Cuben Tarps
Christopher (and James), Zpacks states on their website that Cuben comes at a width of 54" and thus the maximum width for a tarp (with a center seam) is 8.5 feet. The length of the tarp is ...

In Gear Swap » WTB USED CUBEN FLAT TARP 10' X 10'
July 08, 3:46pm

Re: Thanks
Bryan, Hanging is allowed. This weekend at Deer Lake we found bear tracks the next morning in the sandy area close to our camp. The bear didn't even bother to play with our bear canister but...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Need a good 3 night suggestion for sick 12 year old...
July 08, 3:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Need a good 3 night suggestion for sick 12 year old...
Bryan, We just spent the weekend along that loop (and extended it to Buck Lake, Emigrant Lake, Blackbird Lake, Marshall Lake and Huckleberry Lake). We swam during the day in Camp Lake and Gem La...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Need a good 3 night suggestion for sick 12 year old...
July 08, 11:35am

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