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[pct-l] Basic Questions


Are there any rules of thumb as to roughly what section of the PCT:
1)one needs an ice ax on? (I realize the answer depends on the time of year. 
  I'm a slow hiker starting out on 4/15);
2)There are enough bears so that one would want to consider a bear can?  I 
assume that, if I choose to carry one of these things, I could have a bear 
can shipped to the appropriate rest stop, right?

How useful have people found altimetors to be?  The Suunto, at 1 oz., feels 
pretty hefty; is it worth carrying?


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