25937Re: [John Muir Trail] Sun and Rain Protection
- Dec 2, 2012Thanks 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.
--- In email@example.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.
> 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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