- ... I do agree. But once you learn to adapt to winter, it s a great experience. You don t need to go very far from a TH in winter to have a place toMessage 1 of 26 , Oct 12, 2011View SourceOn Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:36 AM, <ned@...> wrote:
If you want good advice regarding snow-hiking and camping, talk to those that do it all the time (or at least frequently) like Dittli or us at Mountain Education. Don't bring summer standards (even mental) into winter excursions.Agree, John?
I do agree. But once you learn to adapt to winter, it's a great experience. You don't need to go very far from a TH in winter to have a place to yourself, even in a popular area like Desolation Wilderness. With no need to do "big miles" in the winter, it's not that hard to carry adequate gear.
Note that Marmot Mountain Works in Berkeley rents very warm winter bags, as well as snowshoes and (I think) 4-season tents, so you can give it a try without a huge investment in new gear.