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Aug 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm #3487230
The radiator needs topping off too!
I found trekking poles to be more of a nuisance than an aid. They forced longer strides and it was easier to pump my arms when they were empty. I found that to be true coming back down.Aug 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm #3487092
LOL at $20 I’d hope it’s somewhat usable! :-DAug 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm #3487087
I like that rest step, I’ve used it too.
I tried something new last week: shorter steps. Instead of reaching out with long strides and pushing up the hill, I tried shorter, faster steps. By keeping my body over my feet on the down step, gravity can pull forward, allowing me to use some of that energy towards moving. It’s a running technique I tried to adapt to walking uphill.
I found it useful. Maybe someone else has experimented too?Aug 25, 2017 at 9:02 pm #3487085
That’s a nifty little thingy.Aug 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm #3486958
I got a bubble at 11000 feet, actually that’s just when I noticed, and it was gone by 8000. I simply assumed that my readings would be a few degrees off — human error or mechanical — so I’d navigate “to the stream, follow it to the lake, and take the pass on the North shore.”
I guess I navigate expecting some degree of error. The compass kept me from going South into a lovely valley that I’ll return to, it kept me on-route over the next pass — to the North.Aug 24, 2017 at 12:08 am #3486771
ooh! Thanks!Aug 23, 2017 at 8:55 pm #3486739
True, the resolution doesn’t look so great. I was disappointed too. However, it accurately verifies my position on the paper map and I put it away.Aug 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm #3486655
@zvolen I just tested it out. No charge for importing CalTopo maps. The QR feature worked great (I hadn’t tried it before). As far as I can tell you only pay for the maps you buy from them, not the app. I first downloaded it a long time ago so it may be that I’ve been grandfathered in. I’d be curious to know what happens if you try it.Aug 23, 2017 at 10:52 am #3486634
Edit: I just realized that PDF Maps and Avenza are the same. But I have never paid anything to Avenza to use the app. I might be missing something.
Caltopo will make 8×10 PDF maps without a fee.
Avenza maps will read the PDF’s, which you can import by scanning the QR code in the bottom right of the map. It will also record GPS tracks, drop pins, make measurements, open the area in Google Maps, and plot the photos on your phone.
FWIW I generally use a printed map (8×10’s are fine for me) and compass. I carry an eTRex 10 Garmin to record my route. I’ve got the map in Avenza in case I’m ever really lost (which has never happened), or if I’m double checking my navigation skills (more often than I’d like to admit).Aug 22, 2017 at 11:02 pm #3486582
I modded mine to make it a quilt instead.
I think sewing is the better way to go with this material. I found that the SOL’s material is layered, so if you just glue it (hot glue works well BTW) the layers can still peel apart if pulled.Jun 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm #3474860Jun 18, 2017 at 10:01 pm #3473941
I just did some miles in SEKI (south side of Rae Loop). My water kit was a 1lt Platypus and a 1lt BeFree. There was enough water that I never used the Platy. The BeFree let me simply scoop water and move on. The one time I filled the Platy the flow was more than adequate.
And yea, lots of water. Trails were riverbeds, simple crossings were fast moving, knee deep. My shoes were never really dry. :-)Jun 17, 2017 at 9:09 pm #3473819
It’s a gorgeous place and well worth spending time in. I’m pretty sure you can still make it to Rae Lakes if you’ve got the time. I simply could not have gotten back in time if I’d gone that far. There was snow after 8000 feet so expect to slow down looking for the trail at several points. I wonder how much snow there is up there and if the pass to the lakes can be crossed.
Some of the pictures have the GPS data tagged on to it, click the map beneath it and it should show the image at the location on a map. I used different app for the others so there’s no data for them.
I can’t wait to read your experience!Jun 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm #3473795
+1 to that. MS Edge 40.15063.0.0
I initially thought it was the video and tried pausing it, but nope that’s not it.
FWIW I re-enabled the adblocker to get rid of that particular ad. I’d had it on to support the site, but this ad was too much.Jun 16, 2017 at 8:32 pm #3473738
I just did Roads End to however-far-I-could-walk and made it to about 9k feet. Patches of snow really started about a mile above Junction Meadow though there are many small snow banks below that. All streams to that point are crossable, Charlotts Creek has a few logs lashed together somewhat upstream.
I look forward to reading your report!Jun 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm #3473259
Thanks all. I’m really looking forward to getting back out there. It was just spectacular. I’m aiming at going over a pass. There is something about it that strikes me as amazing.Jun 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm #3473173
Gah! I tried to make the post pretty by using ordered lists and the whole thing looks awful. I don’t know how to fix it. Sorry.May 11, 2017 at 7:44 pm #3467542
Nobody ever pays retail in the health market. The whole scam is based on obfuscating prices, creating confusion, and nobody really knowing what, if any, the actual price is.
The $4500 price tag is simply a number. We don’t know what insurance companies negotiate to pay—for a $30 device—behind closed doors.
What it really means is that the manufacturer only wants to cut deals with large corporate clients. So we, the final users, can’t really say anything about the price. In some ways it’s an ingenious method to avoid public scrutiny.May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm #3467531
Oh for sure!
I carry ranitidine (Zantac), which is an H2 blocker, and Benadryl, an H1 blocker. My allergy is to peanuts; in the past it has manifested as hives several hours after eating them.
The epinephrine is mostly a “what if the allergy decides to change gears” kind of thing. I think I’m more likely to use it on someone else! Either way, having it gives my loved ones a sense of security.
It is arguable that I am packing someone else’s fears. OTOH it does give me some comfort to have it.May 11, 2017 at 10:48 am #3467450
I shouldn’t have qualified it as less expensive. However, their pricing scheme is very attractive.
I got mine for “$0 out of pocket” with my insurance through their Affordability Program. Plus, they mailed it directly to me.
It is epinephrine, the only difference between the two is the injection system.May 10, 2017 at 6:47 pm #3467373May 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm #3467371
Okay, so no canister hanging … well, unless I can get footage of bear cubs dive bombing them! (I wouldn’t do that)May 9, 2017 at 8:34 pm #3467192
Is NyloFume the same material as oven bags?May 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm #3467134
Aha. That’s what happens when I look at the Recent Forum topics without checking the forum. Doh. ?May 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm #3467131
I’ve been away for a few reasons. The signal to noise ratio bugs me, I find it awkward to pick through FS and WTB posts to find a few threads that are not about buying or selling.