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[pct-l] Re: GoLite Backpack (and other ramblings)
- Subject: [pct-l] Re: GoLite Backpack (and other ramblings)
- From: RBALCORN at cs.com (RBALCORN@xxxxxx)
- Date: Thu Aug 14 14:37:50 2003
I own the original Cave without nest. We each carry a yard of mosquito
netting that we tuck under our heads at night when mosquitos are bad. Nest would
be nice, but weighs as much as the Cave. We use Tyvek for groundcloth.
Caution - be careful with siting if rain likely. Cave is great in rain - no
condensation, some misting in heavy rain, but be sure drainage will flow water away
from the tarp.
I strongly recommend bear canister for the JMT section of the PCT. I own two
Garcias, but rented 2 Bearikade expeditions directly from wild-ideas for our
JMT thru hike last year - bigger and lighter than the Garcias. Park Service
rental from Yosemite is easy and cheap, don't know if you can reserve - call
their wilderness office.
Shepherd Canyon Books
Publisher of We're in the Mountains, Not Over the Hill:
Tales and Tips From Seasoned Women Backpackers