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Reality Check Please

(21)
I really like dry feet, so I go the boots + rain pants + Wrapid gaiters route. Many do fine without it. I just dislike getting my feet wet on every pass when
John Ladd
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4:31 PM

Flying with JMT Gear

(19)
I just returned from a backpacking trip and checked my pack as-is, with trekking poles fitting nicely inside. They actually wrapped it in a plastic bag both
hhwetzel@ymail.com
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May 28

First Come, First Served Permit

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Depends on where you want to go. The only FCFS permit to leave on the JMT (via Donohue), is Lyell Canyon. While you can theoretically get one in the Valley,
Peter Hirst
17
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May 27

John Ladd, others. What are good links about protein needs doing a J

(22)
Right, they found that 2X RDA (0.7g/lb) reduced the loss of lean mass. That number is a little less than the 0.8g/lb that lumbergh21 mentioned. Years ago when
longritchie
22
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May 20

trail conditions

(21)
There are also a number of recent postings on Whitney area conditions over at http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthreads.php/topics/4904/2
dave_ayers_oms
21
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May 20

Hot Spots/Blisters HELP!!

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Here is a link to Amazon athletic tape: http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Coach-Sports-Tape-Yards/dp/B0009RFB3U/ref=sr_1_9?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1431830525&sr=1-9
rnperky@sbcglobal.net
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May 16

New file uploaded to johnmuirtrail

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Hello, This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the johnmuirtrail group. File : /_A short
johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
340
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May 14

Mountain House and REI

(22)
Most if the freeze dried meals (as well as any normal prepared foods) are extremely high in sodium. There are some that are lower in salt. I read labels
Lynn Nabb
22
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May 14

Dehydrated meals? Best tasting?

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I'll second Steve's comments and suggest a couple of additions. I've found good recipes in *Fork in the Trail*. She tends to under-spice IMO but they generally
Robert Brading
16
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May 12

Seriously bummed, seeking backpack advice...

(26)
It does, it's not quite as large but it's stretchy so maybe it's better. The catalyst pocket gets very tight when the pack is loaded and I had thought it a
Paul Zembruski
26
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May 11

water tretment

(55)
No way! :) Just get out earlier and explore new areas away from the JMT:)
rnperky@sbcglobal.net
55
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May 8

Re: Newbie-- What trailheads to choose ? [1 Attachment]

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Hiking the PCT south from Tahoe, the permitting agency is the USFS- Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit and this is the number I used last year to get my permit: (530)
herbstroh
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May 7

Powdered Whole Milk

(42)
Who cares?
redbikecharlie
42
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May 5

2014 Survey results - drill down to "people like you" or generate hy

(25)
When I completed the PCT in 1974, my pack started at 55 pounds and ended at 65 pounds. Why? As I became stronger over the distance, weight didn’t matter any
Ned Tibbits
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May 3

Training for the JMT

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Hi, Eileen, I have similar issues. I'm 58 and had two herniated discs back in 2007. I'd been hiking long trips since 1995 (200-300 mile trips). My back
Marion Davison
72
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May 1
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