- May 13, 2019 at 5:35 am #3592777
Base model will suffice as the intent is to use it on the JMT this summer and the PCT in two years so a pickup is not necessary, but let me know what you have.
ThanksMay 15, 2019 at 4:25 pm #3593109
No one have one that they used on a previous through hike that is just sitting in the gear closet unused????
I would think this item is an item that is purchased, used on some long backpacks, and then sits around unused. Like a Tenkara rod. Shorter hikes I can justify a real rod/reel but if doing a long through hike, I may choose the weight savings of a Tenkara rod. After the through hike it sits until the next long through hike (ask how I know? I have 2 Tenkara rods in my gear closet that are waiting for this year’s JMT and then likely will sit for 2 years for the PCT hike in 2021).
ThanksMay 15, 2019 at 6:27 pm #3593121brian HBPL Member
@b14Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
wow. just watched a YT vid …the one by Paul Onesia…that uke is cool! whats an example daniel of a song u will play after a long day of trudging over Glenn Pass? u might attract some rare wildlife, depending on your answer…
;)May 15, 2019 at 8:27 pm #3593140
It is a very cool ukulele. Strong and light. They have video of one being run over by a Prius and it survives. You heard the sound; it sounds nice.
It is for my son (Kyle) that is not that great of a ukulele player but he is 16 and it has been over a year since his last lesson. He has done a Ukulele formal recital as a duo, so he is OK. He would love to be able to play Wagon Wheel or one of a half dozen of so Johnny Cash songs around the campfire.
Two summers ago we (me and 3 kids) were at a Vermillion PCT campfire and a PCTer (Blue) had a ukulele. Two of the kids (my son and a girl named Ellie) knew how to play the Ukulele. Ellie played it and sang. She sang too quiet but at least she played. My son wimped out. The PCTers are some of his heroes. PCTer Giggles promised Kyle that she would convince me to let them stay at the campfire longer if he played but he still wimped out.
We (me and the two boys) had a planned early trail departure but the PCTers indicated they also were departing early trying to justify us staying longer at the campfire longer. We left near 11 PM. Well I left on the trail over an hour later than planned but Ellie ended up going back to Vermillion (with my wife) and most of the PCTers who were up late at the campfire decided Vermillion was a great location for a layover day. :-). Ellie was happy that her new friends were still there. Fond memories but I wish Kyle had played the Ukulele.
For JMT this summer, I have a permit for 10 out of Horseshoe Meadows (with 7 people indicating they are going to go) which the group consists of Kyle’s peers. I suspect he will have no problem playing in front of that audience. Maybe he can learn Wagon Wheel before we depart.
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