1083Re: Just returned
- Aug 8, 2005Dave,
Congratulations on finishing your thru-hike!
I saw from your Trail Journal that you used Aqua Mira as your water
treatment. Was it good enough? I have a MSR MiniWork weighted at
16oz. I prefer not to take it if Aqua Mira can do all the works.
Also, any advises on stream crossing?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave" <idahomtman@b...> wrote:
> I completed my solo 9.5 day JMT hike July 31. I started July 22
> Happy Isles. Snow was minimal (except Muir) and river crossings
> fine. Rope was still up at Bear Creek, but water was only up to
> bottom of my shorts. Had great weather except the infamous Thursday
> thunderstorm that killed the scouts (2 according to the Whitney
> ranger). I had some rain at Guitar Lake but minimal. I left Guitar
> Lake at 5 am and summitted at 7:45 am and was at Whitney Portal at
> 12:15 pm. A very reasonable day.
> I brought too much food and ended up giving some away and leaving a
> lot in the hiker boxes. I planned on 3500-4000 calories a day and
> ended up eating about 2500 at best. I did lose some weight but when
> you average 22+ miles per day that is to be expected. I brought a
> lightweight ice axe but it was really needed. Should have packed
> socks in my resupply. My feet were wet most of the time.
> I met some great people and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. There were
> some very inexperienced people that were close to being in trouble,
> if not in trouble. I hope they made it. Usually the problem was the
> stream crossings.
> P.S. See my log in Trail Journals for more detail.
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