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Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather on 04/10/2013 18:25:51 MDT Print View

I don't do a lot of it, but I actually enjoy the change. For me a poncho works well. Don't overheat and my pack and belongings stay dry.

Tarps are best... big ones though. Large mids even better to sit up and watch.

But I do prefer this:

ps ave temp

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather on 04/10/2013 19:16:06 MDT Print View

Braggart! ;)

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Enjoying on 04/11/2013 05:00:28 MDT Print View

Geez Nick, have a little compassion.

Gerry Brucia
(taedawood) - MLife

Locale: Louisiana, USA
Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather on 04/11/2013 18:20:03 MDT Print View

Once I am out in the rain hiking, I thoroughly enjoy it. The challenge of regulating body temperature is actually fun to me. But a point that no one has mentioned yet is that I see the most wildlife when I am hiking in the rain. In the rain is when I most often see the deer, the coyotes, the foxes, the owls, and so forth. When I see them I feel like I am sharing the woods with them and they seem to be less afraid of me.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather on 04/11/2013 18:25:55 MDT Print View

How miserable Nick

Above 80 F or so, I just stay home in air conditioned space so I'de only be good for 4 months out of the year

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/11/2013 22:29:00 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/10/2013 09:21:33 MDT.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: RE: "Damn Hippie" on 04/11/2013 22:57:19 MDT Print View

Ha ha. Yeah.... Me too... Thats what i get at work (called hippie)

Not so much a classic hippie now that I'm a short-hair
...and being an asshole kinda takes away from it, but I'm good with that.

In mississippi i was a hippie, now, in the sunnyside neighborhood I'm a redneck. Its all relative, baby!

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: RE: "Damn Hippie" on 04/12/2013 00:32:40 MDT Print View

Asshole redneck hippies are simply the worst, and most confusing hippy breed there is. But fairly rare too, and so should be prized to some extent. Kind of analogous to a Grizzly...?

Might as well call you a Grizzly Hippy :)

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: RE: "Damn Hippie" on 04/12/2013 00:34:20 MDT Print View

Jeffs, is that you in your avatar? I for some reason pictured you looking like Gandalf for some reason. ;)

spelt the enigmatic
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Re: Enjoying on 04/12/2013 08:16:07 MDT Print View

I don't have a psychological aversion to rain. It can be pretty, ugly, gentle, wild--just like everything else in nature. Never the same rain twice. I hate being cold though. Cold is the surest way to end my fun. That's why fleece is awesome. :)

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Re: RE: "Damn Hippie" on 04/12/2013 08:17:10 MDT Print View

Grizzly Hippie.. hmmmm makes sense.
I like keeping people on their toes. "Is he mad, or just an ass?"

...a little bit of both. LOL


Travis, yeah thats me. Gandalf in training. Im starting with the 'blowing a smoke pirate ship' trick.

I've been getting lumped in with the old guys due to my grumpy posts.
O.G.B. - Ol Grumpy Bastard (my work moniker)

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather on 04/12/2013 09:27:39 MDT Print View

Seattle averages 201 cloudy days and 164 sunshine days (Sunny & Partly Cloudy) and 150 wet days annually

Average Possibility of Sunshine 43%
172 days below 45 F/ 7 C
20 days below 32 F / 0 C
43 days above 75 F / 23 C
1 day above 90 F / 32 C

Between Nov - Mar there are 16 - 18 wet/rainy days a month
Between Apr - Oct there are 5 - 14 wet/rainy days a month

And it is even more interesting in the mountains.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather on 04/12/2013 10:51:51 MDT Print View

Dale,

That sounds depressing to me. I'll take the 300+ days of sunshine here. If I need rain or snow it is a short trip to nearby mountains ;)

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Re: Re: Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather on 04/12/2013 11:02:07 MDT Print View

It is cool and wet and very, very green. The cherry and apple trees are all in bloom and our garden is full of daffodils, tulips and wood hyacinths.

It looks like more snow elevation this weekend. It may take a while to see some clear trails. My Microspikes are ready :)