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Is guitar lake that crowded? Should I be considering one of the other lakes nearby? My plan was guitar lake, summit, then out to whitney portal all in the same day to avoid the trail camp...that ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney zone #2
March 31, 9:58pm

Whitney zone #2
Tried to keep the title politically correct...but I have a permit to head in kearsarge exiting whitney portal this summer, and I'm a little anxious about pooping in a bag and carrying it out. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney zone #2
March 31, 2:52am

Exit via whitney portal
I'll be coming in Kearsarge and exiting whitney portal. I'd love to have a pet marmot, but the idea of one chomping a hole in my custom Zimmerbuilt pack is certainly pushing me toward just...

In GEAR » Lightest stuff sack/daypack?
March 31, 2:38am

Lightest stuff sack/daypack?
Hey all, I'm doing Whitney this summer from the west. Regarding the notorious "drop your pack" junction I'm hearing about, I was just going to bring my pack to carry camera gear...

In GEAR » Lightest stuff sack/daypack?
March 30, 10:43pm

I like Rab
Patagonia merino feels "wetter" to me when sweating, so maybe better for hot climates. Rab meco really feels like its wicking better.

In GEAR » Patagonia Merino 1 Long Sleeve tee as good as Rab Meco 120?
March 29, 11:11pm

Yep
I totally agree! I only carry it because she makes me. She likes the check-ins to know in still alive. One time while on a trip my spot II message didn't get through for 2 days. Kinda fre...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 11:12pm

Haha
Yeah now that I look at this thread objectively...I paid $150 of my dividend to attempt to save 1 oz. :) #donttellmywife

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 9:17am

Weight
I bought it because the website specs say 5.2 oz for gen2, and 4 oz for gen 3 w/ lithium batteries. I measured 4.15 for both on my scale with batteries....not sure what's that's about. ...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 12:47am

Cheaper
Sorry just noticed the low cost part of your post. In that case I'd just keep an eye out for any generic 100wt fleece. Many options around $20 at around 8-9 oz.

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 12:36am

Warmest light fleece
I bought the lands end aircore fleece a while back, it's really nice and soft... But honestly doesn't seem warm at all. Maybe just me. I'd have to say my MEC T3 hoody is the lightes...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 12:32am

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