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    John “Jay” Menna
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    @jaymenna78734

    Locale: 30.3668397,-97.7399123

    Companion forum thread to: Laugaveuer Trail, Iceland.

    3 days 2 nights. Map:https://caltopo.com/m/FD6T Solitude: 1 out of 10 for day 1.     4 out of 10 for the remained\r Difficulty 6 out of 10 Video: http

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    Todd T
    BPL Member

    @texasbb

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    Can you translate “got a few drop literally 500 year forms he and of the trail” for me?  :-)

    I did both sections in 2018.  Absolutely stunning scenery.  There’s some pretty good dayhiking around Pórsmörk that’s worth staying there for at least one extra day if possible.

    The Pórsmörk—> Skógar section (Fimmvorduhals Trail) has less of the multicolor and sulphurous variety of volcanic feature and more of the stark moonscape kind.  Then it finishes up as waterfall city–something like 23 major (and gorgeous) waterfalls.

    #3759029
    Jon Fong
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    We hiked the trail a few years ago.  We stored a lot of gear athe bus station, they have large lockers.

    The first section can easily be done in 2 full days. (in good weather). The internet will tell you 4 or 5 days. But that timeline is more suited for the “eurorail backpacker”

    Sorry, it is one of the most beautiful trails in the world.  Why would you ever do this is 2 days.  Relax and enjoy the views!  Hike a lot of side trails.

    #3759031
    Todd T
    BPL Member

    @texasbb

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    Sorry, it is one of the most beautiful trails in the world. Why would you ever do this is 2 days. Relax and enjoy the views! Hike a lot of side trails.

    Heh, heh.  We planned a leisurely hike, but upon reaching our first stop (Hrafntinnusker), the wardens (we’d call ’em rangers) strongly urged that we continue on to Alftavatn due to a forecast of very high winds.  Same thing happened on our second day.  So much for leisure.  Then after taking a dayhike day at Pórsmörk, the wardens urged us not to continue on to Skógar, again due to forecast winds.  We hiked on anyway, walking for a while through 40- to 50-mph winds (!!), then through lesser winds with rain.

    Sometimes you have to trade leisure for exhilaration!

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    obx hiker
    BPL Member

    @obxer

    Can you translate “got a few drop literally 500 year forms he and of the trail” for me?  :-)

    Obviously it states: we encountered a few drops of rain 457.2 meters from the end of the trail.  ;-) atcha.

    Thanks Jay for another great report! PS: what did you film with? BTW you can make or probably buy a wind screen ‘muffler’ for the microphone of your device. I’ve seen some as simple as a small circle of open cell foam held in place by a rubber band.

    Anyone out there know something about this? Making in essence a wind sock for the audible for videos in the wind?  Wish I’d had something like that for our trip to the Azores. Some of this is reminiscent of hiking Mt. Pico there. The sulfur and smoking vents. Come to think of it same volcanic activity along same crack between 2 giant continental plates; but what a difference 1700 miles or so makes.

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    Murali C
    BPL Member

    @mchinnak

    Beautiful video and hike. Can you please publish the gear you took? Thanks!

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    Jeff McWilliams
    BPL Member

    @jjmcwill

    Locale: Midwest

    What are Patagonia “chilly cheaters” mentioned in the video?  They appear to be some sort of water proof above the knee sock or waterproof bootie they wear when crossing the cold streams.

    Never heard of them and Google can’t provide any insight.

     

    #3759320
    John “Jay” Menna
    BPL Member

    @jaymenna78734

    Locale: 30.3668397,-97.7399123

    BY Chill cheaters. I was referring  to  Kayak  Launch  socks that my wife demanded we try before we did 100 or so river crossings in Patagonia a few yers ago.  The actual Product is.

    https://www.chillcheater.com/en-us/products/thigh-length-waterproof-socks-in-aquatherm-or-aquatherm-fleece?_pos=1&_sid=650f43e42&_ss=r.

    They will rip on rocks so she paired them up with “Cheap water shoes”.  They are light and they work brilliantly.     Here Karen waxes poetically  on the exact system:  https://youtu.be/TcBlI9CMWYw

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