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25937Re: [John Muir Trail] Sun and Rain Protection

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  • jmt_2013
    Dec 2, 2012
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      Thanks for the heads up on the harness from AntiGravity Gear. Now all I would need is a cup of milk tea in my hand to complete the picture.

      Darryl

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Kim Fishburn <animalfarm99@...> wrote:

      > I've been thinking of hiking with an umbrella for a couple years. I think
      > you'll be cooler during the day, and if it provides enough protection in
      > the rain you won't get hot. I'm more interested in the harness that
      > AntiGravity Gear sells which allows you to attach the umbrella to your
      > chest so you're hands are still free to use hiking poles.
      > Kim
      >
      > On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM, jmt_2013 <dabrahms@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > As someone who is very fair-skin, I am cognizant of the importance of
      > > having good sun protection at high evelations like on the JMT. I find that
      > > Aloe Gator 40+ Gel Sunblock works well for me. Because of the sun exposure
      > > in many parts of the JMT, I have purchased a GoLite Chrome Dome umbrella to
      > > provide shade at rest points. Is it advisable to use this umbrella for rain
      > > protection as well, or would I be creating a lightning hazard during the
      > > notorious JMT thunderstorms?
      > > Thanks,
      > > Darryl
      > >
      > > __._,_
      > >
      >
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