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Carrying a Good Thing Too Far

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on June 26, 2010 at 11:34:46 pm
 

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Greetings from the Red Leader,
 
We're off to a great start with the 2010 Backpacking Workshop.  Our new members are Cristina Lauck, Mark Johnson, Laura McKeegan and Rod Williams.  Of our new members, the two women in the group are very motivated; Laura and Cristina are very much "with" the light weight backpacking trend.
 
Laura has been researching light weight backpacking options and has made some of her own ultra-light equipment.  She has built a soda can alcohol stove, and beer can pot, and has also made her own ultra-light hammock and underquilt.  Laura is currently contemplating buying a LuxuryLight pack frame and sewing her own pack bag, in lieu of the standard cylinders.
 
On Saturday, June 12, during our outfitters tour, Cristina eagerly examined tents, sleeping bags, boots and backpacks.  I believe Cristina has decided on a LuxuryLight backpack and a Tarptent Scarp 1.  I spoke with her the other evening and she's already purchased a new, light weight, sleeping bag.  If I expect to keep my pack base weight lower than Laura's and Cristina's, I'm going to have to start drilling holes in the holes I already drilled in my toothbrush.  Note to self: Do not drill holes in cook pots, fuel bottles or canteens.  No holes in sleeping bags either.

 

Schedule

 

Date Activity Brief Information
6/26/2010 Day Hike 

Pomo Campground to Goat Rock

7/10/2010  Day Hike

Point Reyes 2010  

7/17/2010  Day Hike

Linda's Wonderful Wildflower Hike  

7/23 - 7/25/2010 2 night trip

Lake Winifred 2010  

8/5 - 8/8/2010  3 night trip 4TH of July Lake  
8/22 - 8/28/2010  6 night trip Crabtree to Kennedy Meadows  
9/19 - 9/25/2010  6 night trip  Echo Lake to Meeks Bay  
11/5 - 11/7/2010 2 night trip Snow Mountain
12/31/2010 - 1/2/2011  2 night trip  New Years Backpack and Spam Fest

 

 

 

Recent Trips

Date Trip
6/26/2010

Pomo Campground to Goat Rock

7/10/2010 

Point Reyes 2010  

7/17/2010 

Linda's Wonderful Wildflower Hike  

7/23 - 7/25/2010

Lake Winifred 2010  

8/5 - 8/8/2010  4TH of July Lake  
8/22 - 8/28/2010  Crabtree to Kennedy Meadows  
9/19 - 9/25/2010  Echo Lake to Meeks Bay

 

 

Previous Trips 

 

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