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Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words

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avatar New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 03, 2012 10:09PM
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January 04, 2012 01:52AM
Very Nice!
Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 04, 2012 01:38PM
Nice pic.

Regarding your shelter ... is it a simple tarp, or a tarp-tent? I tried using a tarp tent in the sierras but was annoyed because 99% of the time I tried to stake the corners down, I would hit granite. Then I tried guying the corners to nearby rocks and trees, but that creates horrible tripping hazards for the 3AM nature call. I see you do the carry-rocks-around trick, but that gets tiresome, doesn't it?

Right now i just use a normal tent (Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2) with normal poles, and spend no more than 20 seconds trying to stake it down. If I can't get any stakes in the ground, I just put my stuff inside of it to keep it from turning into a kite. It's a little heavier than a tarp or a tarptent solution, but it spares me 10-20 minutes of hunting for rocks.
avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 04, 2012 01:47PM
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jishaq
but it spares me 10-20 minutes of hunting for rocks.

He actually packs the rocks with him.



Old Dude
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January 04, 2012 02:55PM
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mrcondron
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jishaq
but it spares me 10-20 minutes of hunting for rocks.

He actually packs the rocks with him.

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want to go backpacking with an Old Dude.
Signed,
Chick-on is looking at you!

(look at the good looking guy on Santa's knee)



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avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 04, 2012 02:56PM
O... and I also want another one of those Super Duper Bowl Trophies!



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avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 05, 2012 10:21PM
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chick-on
O... and I also want another one of those Super Duper Bowl Trophies!

You're gonna have to go thru SF first!
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January 05, 2012 11:11PM
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oakroscoe
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chick-on

O... and I also want another one of those Super Duper Bowl Trophies!

You're gonna have to go thru SF first!

Since the Packers have home field advantage throughout the playoffs, if the 49ers make it that far, they'll have to go through Green Bay, not the other way around. wink



avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 06, 2012 06:46AM
I know GB has the #1 seed. I meant that they would have to beat the Niners to get to the super bowl...hence going thru SF. Although, with as good as new Orleans has been playing, it could be a moot point for both teams.
avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 06, 2012 07:40AM
As long as I'm heading to Yosemite to capture another one of these on February 3rd, 2012
I will be one VERY HAPPY BIRDIE!


(and then we win the Supa Bowl Trophy on the 5th)
(the worst is getting there and losing)
(and no need to mention you don't know what that feels like... I hear it ALL THE TIME at work)



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January 06, 2012 10:32AM
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chick-on
As long as I'm heading to Yosemite to capture another one of these on February 3rd, 2012
I will be one VERY HAPPY BIRDIE!


(and then we win the Supa Bowl Trophy on the 5th)
(the worst is getting there and losing)
(and no need to mention you don't know what that feels like... I hear it ALL THE TIME at work)

I have no idea what losing a Super Bowl feels like. Could you explain please?



Old Dude
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January 06, 2012 11:34AM
Mr. SmartyPants Old Dude,
Please take the glasses off your noggin and reread my post!

to help you:

(and no need to mention you don't know what that feels like... I hear it ALL THE TIME at work)



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avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 06, 2012 02:07PM
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mrcondron
I have no idea what losing a Super Bowl feels like. Could you explain please?

Is that when the giant toilet leaks?
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January 06, 2012 06:54PM
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chick-on

O... and I also want another one of those Super Duper Bowl Trophies!


BTW, are you already a part-owner of your beloved Packers, or planning to become one soon?

http://packersowner.com/
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January 04, 2012 03:50PM
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chick-on
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mrcondron
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jishaq
but it spares me 10-20 minutes of hunting for rocks.

He actually packs the rocks with him.

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want to go backpacking with an Old Dude.
Signed,
Chick-on is looking at you!

(look at the good looking guy on Santa's knee)

Soon Chicken Boy.



Old Dude
avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 04, 2012 03:40PM
OLD DUDE HAS A NEW AVATAR!



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 04, 2012 02:54PM
90% of the time I don't use anything. It was windy so I set it up. It's a "Pyramid Tent". Ridiculously light... and ridiculously expensive.
Mountain Laurel Designs. I'm not enamored with it yet. Only set it up twice so far tho. Rocks are always close by. I've never had
any issue finding rocks. So much so I very very very rarely take stakes.
Or this:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,39729,40429#msg-40429

but prefer:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,21358,49126#msg-49126

How Old Dude duz it:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,45524,45599#msg-45599
(that's my yellow tarp back there)

Anywho, it was a bit windy at sunset... so I set it up... then it was calm for a few hours... then it got supa dupa windy..
Yeah... I got a lot of gear... so I try to run thru it all ...

Here's more words on this quick 2 dayer:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/InspirationRidgeJan2012

Have fun



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avatar Re: New Years Day Trip Report in 1000 Words
January 05, 2012 10:13AM
One other thing... that Pyramid "Tent"... 11oz
With a 2oz ground cloth and 8oz Bivy...

Out of elements at 21 oz.



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