Re: Just returned
Thanks! Your reply and Journal entries are very helpful. I plan to
thru hike next year. I'm just trying to accumulate knowledge from
all the sources. I might use combination of Aqua Mira and bottle
filter. I hope your stomach cramps gone by now.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave" <idahomtman@b...> wrote:
> The Aqua Mira may have been sufficient, but to be honest, I have
> stomach cramps for the past 5 days. They may have nothing to do
> the water or the trip, but I don't know that yet. I have no other
> signs of Giardia however. I did drink two liters of untreated water
> that came directly off snow banks. We'll see what happens.
> All the stream crossings are fine. Bear Creek is probably the one
> with the fastest moving water but by now it should be calf deep and
> not an issue (there was a rope strung across when I was there). I
> would use poles. Evolution should not be crossed at the ford but
> walk up the south bank on a use trail and cross in the middle of
> meadow for an easy crossing (you will need to cross another small
> stream also beyond the main crossing). Next time I would leave the
> ice axe home and bring Teva sandals for the crossings. I also
> have brought more socks and included new ones in my resupply.
> Enjoy your trip.
> --- In email@example.com, "cnong" <cnong@h...> wrote:
> > Dave,
> > Congratulations on finishing your thru-hike!
> > I saw from your Trail Journal that you used Aqua Mira as your
> > treatment. Was it good enough? I have a MSR MiniWork weighted
> > 16oz. I prefer not to take it if Aqua Mira can do all the
> > Also, any advises on stream crossing?
> > Thanks,
> > Cathy
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave" <idahomtman@b...>
> > > I completed my solo 9.5 day JMT hike July 31. I started July 22
> > from
> > > Happy Isles. Snow was minimal (except Muir) and river crossings
> > were
> > > fine. Rope was still up at Bear Creek, but water was only up to
> > > bottom of my shorts. Had great weather except the infamous
> > > thunderstorm that killed the scouts (2 according to the Whitney
> > > ranger). I had some rain at Guitar Lake but minimal. I left
> > > Lake at 5 am and summitted at 7:45 am and was at Whitney Portal
> > > 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
> > > ended up eating about 2500 at best. I did lose some weight but
> > > you average 22+ miles per day that is to be expected. I brought
> > > lightweight ice axe but it was really needed. Should have
> > new
> > > socks in my resupply. My feet were wet most of the time.
> > >
> > > I met some great people and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. There
> > > some very inexperienced people that were close to being in
> > > if not in trouble. I hope they made it. Usually the problem was
> > > stream crossings.
> > >
> > > Idahomtman
> > >
> > > P.S. See my log in Trail Journals for more detail.