>--- GRoachHigh@... wrote:
> > What have racers and pacers used in the past for
> > flashlights and headlamps at
> > Hardrock?
Unfortunately, I'm not blessed with great night vision, so I like a
nice bright light. I use a modified Petzl Zoom headlamp; I removed
the battery case from the headband and attached an extension cord.
The battery case goes in my pack and I carry the headlamp in my hand.
The flat 4.5V battery lasts 8 hours with a halogen bulb. Light to
carry, and if I'm fiddling in my pack I just stick it on my head. The
Petzl Arctic has the separate battery case when you buy it.
As backups I carry a Princeton Tec 4AA (which failed last year due to
a manufacturing defect) and a 1AA maglight.
Though the trail markers seem pretty close together during the day,
they can be hard to see at night. Take plenty of lumens.
Dr. Mike Farris mfarris@...
Associate Professor of Biology http://www.hamline.edu/~mfarris
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN 55014