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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking! Thru-Hiking! Let's talk about it here!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:07 pm 
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Awesome, Lobsteriffic! I love your yellow pack! So glad you had a great time. Backpacking is addictive.

I returned early from my third Sierra trip. Turns out I'm a fair weather backpacker and thunderstorms every afternoon, hiking with wet gear and so on, did not feel appealing to me. We made an executive decision to turn around and go back from whence we came (Kearsarge) and it was a good decision. CA needs the rain so I'm glad it's happening, I just don't want to be in it.

A couple more shorter trips planned. Psyched!
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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking! Thru-Hiking! Let's talk about it here!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:14 pm 
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I'm going on a two-nighter this coming weekend! The scenery is supposed to be gorgeous, it looks like this (not my picture):
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The only thing is we are supposed to get a ton of rain on one of the days and I'm a little (okay a lot) worried about scaling rocks in the rain. I'm hoping the weather forecast changes!

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking! Thru-Hiking! Let's talk about it here!
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Pretty! Have a great time! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking! Thru-Hiking! Let's talk about it here!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:46 pm 
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The trip was awesome! It rained a lot, and the trail is rocky and was very slippery because of the water. But we made it through and still had an awesome time (mostly!). Trip report with photos:

http://veganforthewin.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/trip-report-bruce-peninsula/

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking! Thru-Hiking! Let's talk about it here!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:54 pm 
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Wow, beautiful trip, Lobst! That scenery is amazing. The wooden tent platform looks great, too. And, ahhh, the rain skirt. Nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking! Thru-Hiking! Let's talk about it here!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:36 am 
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What sleeping bag do you guys use? Mine is synthetic and rolls up small, which I love, but it was super cheap and even though it's temperature rated to -5C (23F), in reality it's only good to about 10C (50F). I want to invest in a better bag but I want to balance size (I don't want a giant monster bag that won't fit in my sleeping bag compartment) and warmth. The local stores don't have a lot of synthetic options so I'll probably have to order something online.

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking! Thru-Hiking! Let's talk about it here!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:28 am 
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I'm no help here. The Mr. was issued about 12 sleeping bags of every variety. I love the Cat's Meow best, but it's too heavy for schlepping.

Please let us know what you find!


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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking! Thru-Hiking! Let's talk about it here!
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I'm in a constant state of sleeping bag shopping. I have a synthetic Mountain Hardwear -15ºF bag that is not even close to that rating. I know I sleep cold, but at around 15ºF I couldn't sleep I was shivering so much. It's otherwise a nice bag for car camping, but too bulky/heavy for backpacking. I do like the MH stuff though and have looked at some of the 20º-30º bags for spring through early fall. Their warmer temp bags pack down smaller though not as small as down. Sierra Trading Post always has deals on synthetic bags especially if you get one of their 35% off emails. (I swear I'm not a salesperson for STP - I just love them)

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