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Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Tent Stakes

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  • Alex Cheng
    At the ponds just above Guitar Lake, you can use stakes.  But everywhere above that will be pretty much fields of granite. ... From: peglenore
    Message 1 of 53 , Jul 4, 2013
      At the ponds just above Guitar Lake, you can use stakes.  But everywhere above that will be pretty much fields of granite.

      --- On Thu, 7/4/13, peglenore <hutchinson.margaret@...> wrote:

      From: peglenore <hutchinson.margaret@...>
      Subject: [John Muir Trail] Re: Tent Stakes
      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013, 5:21 AM

       
      "There are some places such as granite slabs, etc., where no stake will
      penetrate, especially if you camp above timberline. You should bring some extra line to wrap around large rocks."

      Does this apply to Guitar Lake and higher up (as in towards Trail Junction) camping spots? Hadn't thought about potential difficulty of pitching my non-freestanding tent above treeline.

      Thanks,
      Peggy

    • jjmcwill2003
      Using stakes or anything else in a T configuration is known as a dead-man. It s often used for winter time or mountaineering tent pitches, when stakes,
      Message 53 of 53 , Jun 12
        Using stakes or anything else in a "T" configuration is known as a dead-man. 

        It's often used for winter time or mountaineering tent pitches, when stakes, trekking poles, skis, or ice axes are used as "dead man" anchors for shelters.


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