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Father & Son UL trip of the JMT
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Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Great trip on 11/14/2013 12:38:49 MST Print View

Awesome trip and report. Very good writing, I felt as if I was there next to you during the storm.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: tent info on 11/14/2013 12:52:55 MST Print View

"Would like to know if others using trekking pole supported shelters have an idea how they compare to traditional pole framed shelters."


It really depends on the two shelters you're comparing. I've weathered a storm or two in Lunar Duo (probably lesser than the storm you experienced); unless the beating went on for hours and hours it'd probably do ok. I'd rather have a pyramid or shaped tarp that sheds the wind better. Something along those lines I'd put up against the likes of a "typical" 2 person tent like the BA Copper Spur (etc...) any time.

John Topping
(JohnT) - MLife

Locale: Peak District
Excellent Report on 11/15/2013 13:11:05 MST Print View

Steve, many thanks for this really excellent, positive report.

Roll on Sept 2014 for my own trip on the JMT (fingers crossed!)

Thanks again


Sean Heenan

Locale: Southeast mountains
What a great adventure on 11/15/2013 15:28:15 MST Print View

I read your whole report, what a fantastic trip and great reporting. My son and I hiked Rae Lakes loop 2 summers ago and we hiked Philmont this year with his troop. It's a great way to spend time with your kid and I'd take my son as my wing man any day.