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  • Carl & Sally Yates
    Hi John, The new OR gaitors sure beat the old baggy ones that would let fine stuff in on some of the stream crossings. Welcome to the group. Usually my feet
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 23, 2000
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      Hi John, The new OR gaitors sure beat the old baggy ones that would let fine
      stuff in on some of the stream crossings. Welcome to the group. Usually my
      feet are so numb I don't notice them being wet. Carl
      -----Original Message-----
      From: John Cappis <cappis@...>
      To: hr100@... <hr100@...>
      Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 7:25 PM
      Subject: [hr100] Have joined the group


      >Greetings all. Have just joined the group and was reading some of the
      >posted messages so far.
      >
      >I am also one of those who does not wear gaiters on the run. Occasionally I
      >have to stop and empty the rocks out of the shoes, but as Matt points out,
      >gaiters only tend to keep the feet wet longer. I wear a light weight, long
      >sleeve, turtle neck synthetic shirt during the day, primarily to keep
      >reduce sunburn. I also wear a brimmed hat. For night and bad weather I
      >carry a Mountain Gear wind jacket and a pair of zip out legs Sportif
      >boating pants. They dry very quickly. The other thing I carry is a space
      >blanket sleeping bag. It has not been out of my pack since 1992 and
      >probably needs to be replaced, but I still remember the night I ran out of
      >daylight before I ran out of trail on a run and spent a fairly enjoyable
      >night wrapped in a space blanket. At Hardrock I envision the use to be in
      >case of a long wait for a passing storm or an injury situation.
      >
      >As usual, Charlie and I are always looking for ways to liven up the course.
      >One possibility we discussed is to issue everyone maps of the miles of
      >mining tunnels through the mountains and use them whenever possible. It
      >would certainly cut down on the number of markers we would have to put out
      >since we would only have to put a punch at a few places to make sure you
      >followed the course. For example, to get from the bottom of Cunningham
      >Gulch to the Buffalo Boy Ridge, the Old Hundred goes in near the bottom of
      >Galena Peak and by using a series of vertical shafts equipped with rotting
      >ladders you can come out over 2000 feet up the mountain and make your way
      >toward Maggie Gulch.
      >
      >Looking forward to seeing everyone in June/July.
      >
      >John
      >John Cappis
      >Los Alamos, NM
      >
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