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Was that for 2 days/one overnight?
This made me think about the wooden hiking stick my dad got when he climbed Mt Fuji in 195_....hang on...1953. He always told me, 'you hike Fuji at night, so you make it to the top in time to watch the sunrise.' He bought the staff at the bottom, and at each way station, attendants branded the stick with an Arabic numeral and Japanese symbol for that station. Such a neat thing to me--to have that tangible memory--he was a great one for making slides, but not much on souvenirs. It was always in the back corner of his closet, but it's in my living room now. He always wanted to go to Big Bend.
i bought a pair of rei ascent trekking poles some time back . i don't go for a hike without them . they do take some getting used to ,practice before hand. richard posted an article on the proper way to tie your boots and use your poles some where on this board , it contained very useful info . perhaps he will post a link .please richard . the poles save a lot of wear on my knees .
Thanks, BDann. By my count, you had 7-8 L of water, roughly 2 gals. Was that for 2 days/one overnight? I've been walking around w/ 2 2L ozarka bottles and they fit pretty well, so I think I'll stick w/ them. I have a small (1.8L) platypus that I'll take along, too. BF probably has his Army canteen from Viet Nam. It should be an interesting conglomeration of gear!Need to stop at the lockers in Fbg and get some dried sausage... yummm.
Option 1Pinnacles trail to Toll Mtn #1, overnight. Boot Canyon/SE Rim/NE Rim trails to SW#4, overnight. Laguna Meadows trail down. Option 2Laguna Meadows trail to a Laguna Meadows campsite or Colima #3, overnight. Colima to Boot Canyon trail to SE & NE Rim, to SW#4, overnight. Down BC/Pinnacles trail.My concerns are: my condition; my tendency to get migraines at altitude, esp. if there is a front anywhere near (within a day away); my desire to not be completely wiped at the end of the day so we can enjoy each other's company. (what's the blushing emoticon?)
Take a look at the water requirements for the meals you plan to cook. Although they may seem heavy, some canned goods are actually a pretty good deal because most of the weight is water that you would otherwise have to add from your limited water supply. Be sure you are hydrated before getting on the trail. If you had a few toddies for the body the night before
Your headaches are probably a mild case of altitude sickness.
murder on sore or weak knees when coming down
Take along your sleeping pad and you might need more
Me and my hiking stick want to go to Mt Fuji for some Branding!
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