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Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/20/2013 22:03:33 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:04:52 MDT.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Spring Snow Camping Skin Out Weight on 04/20/2013 22:05:51 MDT Print View

That sounds pretty light for snow camping.
What are you using for a shelter?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Spring Snow Camping Skin Out Weight on 04/20/2013 22:07:56 MDT Print View

Need more info.

Are you an xs or an xxl?

Quality gear? Down insulation?

It is possible.

Nelson Sherry
(nsherry61)

Locale: Mid-Willamette Valley
Re: Spring Snow Camping Skin Out Weight on 04/21/2013 00:26:11 MDT Print View

That's probably about what I take as long as I'm not expecting it to drop below 20° or so . . . not counting skis or snowshoes.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Spring Snow Camping Skin Out Weight on 04/21/2013 00:35:42 MDT Print View

Hum - about 11.3 kg in real units. Shelter not included?
OK. I would carry about 14 kg with tent, while Sue carries about 11 kg, in winter, for multi-day trips. Our weather can be ... unhelpful?

Cheers

Mike Oxford
(moxford) - MLife

Locale: Silicon Valley, CA
Shelter on 04/21/2013 17:30:24 MDT Print View

What elevation?
What projected temps/weather?

Low elevation hills/flat, low-exertion, nice weather, no snowshoes/skis needed ... sure.

Otherwise you sound a little light to me, but without seeing a full gear list ... /shrug

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/22/2013 15:11:18 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:25:43 MDT.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Gear Details / Post trip impressions on 04/22/2013 15:23:31 MDT Print View

"On day 2, needed real snow boots, I had only brought my spring boots hoping that the snow would be firmer than it was."

Could you elaborate on this? Do you mean that you brought light hiking boots but should have had high top insulated boots?

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/22/2013 16:03:33 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:25:06 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Spring Boots vs Winter Boots on 04/23/2013 04:03:29 MDT Print View

Me, I would consider taking light snowshoes instead.

cheers

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/23/2013 07:03:11 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:22:27 MDT.

Nelson Sherry
(nsherry61)

Locale: Mid-Willamette Valley
Re: Using Trail Runners With Snowshoes on 04/23/2013 08:27:27 MDT Print View

I quite like trail runners and snowshoes.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/23/2013 11:43:30 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:06:36 MDT.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Using Trail Runners With Snowshoes on 04/23/2013 21:08:21 MDT Print View

One of the gang I bp with uses trail runners with his 'shoes. Good you got out, that's what it takes to see what works and to just get out. Not much snow again this year where I live, but I got quite a few trips in still, on to Spring bping now.

Duane

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
MSR Shift on 04/24/2013 08:04:24 MDT Print View

I picked up some MSR Shift snowshoes recently. With size 9 shoes, the Shifts work well.

If your shoes are too big then the toe box is too wide to fit through the cut out in the snowshoe as the bindings pivot. The other sizing concern is that as your shoes get bigger your center of mass gets moved back. Sz 9 seems to work fine. Sz 10 shoes is likely pushing it. Your 8.5 shoes should be good.

I did 16 miles on them a few days ago. They worked quite nicely on solidified snowpack. They're a niche tool, but a great one for spring use.

Edited by dandydan on 04/24/2013 08:05:08 MDT.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/24/2013 08:36:16 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:04:20 MDT.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Looking at MSR Shifts on 04/24/2013 14:00:20 MDT Print View

More gear I never heard about.
Duane

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Looking at MSR Shifts on 04/24/2013 14:13:36 MDT Print View

That's as they are for kids.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/24/2013 16:23:44 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:03:49 MDT.