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32118Re: Rain and Drying Strategy

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  • Robert
    Jun 25, 2013
      +1 to that. I like your open mind on hiking techniques Darryl.

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "woodyrtt" <rod.tayler@...> wrote:
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      > You started another great thread, Darryl. Thank you very much. Rod
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Darryl" <dabrahms@> wrote:
      > >
      > > What is the recommended strategy for dealing with rain, hail and storms on the JMT?
      > > I just got back from the Enchantments (via Aasgard Pass) and in a five day period I experienced light rain, heavy rain, hail, snow and windstorms. The result was tha a lot of my equipment, clothing and backpack got wet. This seemed to increase the load I was carrying by 50%. If also made for treacherous scrambling because the momentum of the pack affected my center of gravity. On the fourth day I laid out all the contents in my backpack on boulders halfway up the mountain which fortunately dried them out, even though the sun was not shining.
      > > The first part of tmy question is when do I say it is OK to carry on hiking in the rain, when do I stop and put up my tarp, and when do I say that I'm staying put in my tent until the storm is over? The second part of the question is how do I manage to dry things out so I am not carrying the extra weight or discomfort of wet clothing and equipment?
      > > Many Thanks,
      > > Darryl
      > >
      >
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