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sunrise
congratulations! You can always day hike from sunrise trailhead down to HI the day before as well to cover that if its important. And you can do it downhill.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Quick Yosemite permit/camping question
March 01, 12:08pm

permit
Yosemite permit process is similar to Grand Canyons. Only you have a better chance of getting a permit in Yosemite than a corridor permit in the GC. I think it works. Likely about as well as a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Quick Yosemite permit/camping question
February 28, 7:48pm

light
I think many people get a bit carried away with headlamps. For several hundred miles on the AT I only carried a single tiny photon. Works great if you dont hike at night. The one drawback is ca...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
February 28, 5:31pm

liners
Gee, you can find videos on youtube of people using pack liners to inflate air pads. You dont need a nozzle, you just hold it around with your hand and hug the liner against you. Works well

In Multiple Use Gear » Schnozzle schmozzle
February 28, 4:08pm

call
CALL CALL CALL CALL CALL Put the # on speeddial and keep redialing it nonstop until you get thru. Then ask for a permit to get you on the JMT for the date range you want Take ANY permit...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Quick Yosemite permit/camping question
February 28, 3:36pm

hex twin
"I hiked the Wonderland Trail last year and after watching my two companions set up their hexamid twins I would not recommend them to anyone" Dont know what they were doing, but I have...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What PCT shelter for a European two-skin tent camper..?
February 26, 7:51pm

position
I was referring to on toes crouching, the lightning position as it is taught From NOAA website The Lightning Desperation Position SQUAT DOWN! KEEP YOUR FEET TOGETHER! - KEEP OTH...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
February 26, 7:18pm

lightning
Well, a pad cant hurt. but you dont want to be sitting on it, you want to be on your toes with your feet close together, touching. Ground current has voltage differential the farther apart your...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
February 26, 5:06pm

mt ritter/banner
I believe Muir said that Mt Ritter afforded the best overall view of the Sierra. It can be climbed there. Or maybe it is Banner that can be climbed. Im pretty sure Banner is easy climb. AH, Ri...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT rest days & mosquitos
February 26, 4:06pm

zeros
many people take their zero days at Reds Meadow, VVR, or Muir Ranch where there are beds and food. Sounds like you want somewhere on-trail? Im starting on 7/18 sobo myself. I plan one zero at ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT rest days & mosquitos
February 26, 3:33pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm