Couple JMT Qs on clothing Sept. trip
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Mike Feldman
(MikeF)

Locale: SE USA
Couple JMT Qs on clothing Sept. trip on 08/04/2012 20:26:57 MDT Print View

Doing Mammoth Lakes on JMT south to Piute pass trail ending at North Lake the week after labour day weekend.. First Sierra trip.. Was thinking of not bringing a rain jacket, bring Patagonia Houdini, and a $1 Walmart/Kmart rain poncho. I have a 13 or so ounce Marmot rainjacket I would like to avoid bringing. My insulation layer is a synthetic BMW Cocoon..If rain jacket needed probably would bring a driducks, about 6 ounces..

Also, with trail runners are gaiters needed? Have never used them in the east. Am looking at the Dirty Girl Gaiters, though the adhesive or glueing them to back of my shoes not overly appealing..Thank you for any feedback!Mike

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Couple JMT Qs on clothing Sept. trip on 08/04/2012 20:33:29 MDT Print View

you don't need glue and velcro with these and they are in stock

simblissity levagaiter

Edited by annapurna on 08/04/2012 20:50:31 MDT.

Don Amundson
(amrowinc) - M

Locale: Southern California
JMT Qs on clothing on 08/04/2012 22:50:07 MDT Print View

Anything can happen at anytime in the Sierras but all I carry is the DriDucks Emergency Poncho. Most downpours in my experience are short lived and anything beyond will have me setting up my shelter and waiting it out. Hiking in mid-late August in 2010 and 2011 I encountered no rain. A bit of snow/hail up near Bishop Pass in 2010 but no rain.
I usually wear my Simblissity Gaiters with trail runners but they aren't a must. Sections of the trail are sandy/gravely so gaiters can help if you're prone to getting stuff in your shoes. You might find it's not a problem for you.

I'll be going in at North Lake in a few days and heading down to Whitney. I went in at South Lake last year. It's a beautiful area and I'm sure you'll have a great trip.

Mike Feldman
(MikeF)

Locale: SE USA
Simblissity ? on 08/05/2012 01:57:03 MDT Print View

There is a 2/15 notice on their website saying due to unforseen circumstances shop is closed at this time???Yes the Levagaiter looks like a great gaiter option w/trail runners..

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Simblissity ? on 08/05/2012 02:12:07 MDT Print View

Brett is a member here you might try pming him. in this post from April he says he should have them back hopefully by July.

Mike Feldman
(MikeF)

Locale: SE USA
.. on 08/09/2012 19:15:45 MDT Print View

thank you

Edited by MikeF on 08/11/2012 06:42:37 MDT.