Re: [John Muir Trail] Gear & Food for JMT Hike from July 24 to August 15 -- Please comment
- Yes, we are both carrying a bear canister (Bearikade Expedition), which we rent. His twin brother will carry a BV 500 for the time he hikes along (to Red's Meadow).
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> Manfred I think you are in the ball park with the weight here is my gear list http://postholer.com/journal/viewGearlist.php?sid=e4aed5d5a3c9cd4726219a8110319728&event_id=714. For your son I think you may want to look at something different than a baseball cap. My concern is the sun is going to kill your son ears and neck. Also are the both of you going to carry a bear canister if so will it be for the hold JMT. We are going sobo and will taken 2 bear Vault 500 , but we send 1 bear canister in our resupply bucket to MTR
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> Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Gear & Food for JMT Hike from July 24 to August 15 -- Please comment
> Hi Ed,
> My son has his gear list on his website at his link Daniel's gear list.
> <http://daniels-eagle-scout-project.webs.com/gearlist.htm> He is right
> now at 20 lbs on his back (pack + gear) + 22.5 lbs in consumables. I
> should clearly give him our tent and then we would both be at 23 lbs
> Enjoy your hike this year!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ed_rodriguez52@ wrote:
> > Say Manfred, I was wondering what is your son carrying. Like what
> Barbara said I don't count what am wearing or my trekking poles or
> shoes. With your tent I will have your son carry the poles and rain fly
> that goes to your tent. I will be carrying 40 to 45lb that with about
> 20lb of food. One of the problem that I ran into this year planning is
> money. I could have cut about 5lbs (tent, sleeping bag). Good luck and
> have a safe journey
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> > Subject: [John Muir Trail] Gear & Food for JMT Hike from July 24 to
> August 15 -- Please comment
> > All,
> > I'm a brandnew member to this group. My son (15) and I (46) are going
> > together on the JMT (N->S). He is taking me along on his fundraising
> > walk for his Eagle Scout Project. You can read about our day to day
> > plan, our preparation hikes, his gear list, etc. on his website
> > Daniel's Eagle Scout Project.
> > <http://daniels-eagle-scout-project.webs.com/>
> > I put together a gear list and a food plan for myself and uploaded
> > to this site. I would appreciate if you could comment on both. My gear
> > list
> > ts/Gear%20List%20for%20JMT.pdf> shows right now a maximum weight of 55
> > lbs right after resupply at Muir Trail Ranch. That is a lot to carry.
> > I'm open to suggestions. Hiking faster and saving weight by carrying
> > less food is not an option, because my son wants to enjoy the whole
> > trail and go fishing every day.
> > I'm planning to live with 3,000 calories per day and supplement the
> > with any trout we might catch. Here is my food plan
> > %20trail%20cooking/Food%20Plan%20for%20JMT.pdf> that requires roughly
> > 1.7 lbs per day. Any feedback on this is also welcome.
> > Thanks for all your input and good luck with your JMT hikes this year.
> > Manfred