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Spring Snow Camping Skin Out Weight
Edited by email@example.com on 06/09/2013 01:04:52 MDT.
That sounds pretty light for snow camping.What are you using for a shelter?
Need more info. Are you an xs or an xxl?Quality gear? Down insulation?It is possible.
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.
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
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
Edited by firstname.lastname@example.org on 06/09/2013 01:25:43 MDT.
"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?
Edited by email@example.com on 06/09/2013 01:25:06 MDT.
Me, I would consider taking light snowshoes instead.cheers
Edited by firstname.lastname@example.org on 06/09/2013 01:22:27 MDT.
I quite like trail runners and snowshoes.
Edited by email@example.com on 06/09/2013 01:06:36 MDT.
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
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.
Edited by firstname.lastname@example.org on 06/09/2013 01:04:20 MDT.
More gear I never heard about.Duane
That's as they are for kids.
Edited by email@example.com on 06/09/2013 01:03:49 MDT.
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