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  1. Tipi has half the answer. Local relative...

    Tipi has half the answer.
    Local relative humidity is the other half.
    At 75F I would be sleeping on top of the quilt. Or just a light sheet.
    Our house at 3,000’ in the Blue Ridge Mountains is...
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    Buy online from an HMG dealer? Pretty lame for...

    Buy online from an HMG dealer?
    Pretty lame for them to not put up a recording, “We will be back on a specific date.”
    There are other pack builders. And less expensive.
    Good luck!
    Wayne
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    5 pages since 5/31. I think the trend may have...

    5 pages since 5/31. I think the trend may have reversed itself.
    May 18 = Blastoff!
    Destination: Wyoming.
    I will let y’all know how the trip went.
    Fingers crossed for a Grand Teton Walkup...
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    Cohutta Wilderness Guide ...

    Cohutta Wilderness Guide

    https://www.atlantatrails.com/cohutta-wilderness/

    Have fun.
    Wayne
  5. “Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a Must Have for...

    “Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a Must Have for every Hiker? ”

    NOT!
    There are alternatives.
    Wayne
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    Ditto. The Notch or similar. The Stratospire 1...

    Ditto.
    The Notch or similar. The Stratospire 1 of you want a Bomb shelter.
    Have fun!
    Wayne
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    100% polyester. Long sleeve. Vented back. Sun...

    100% polyester. Long sleeve. Vented back. Sun treated. Fishing shirts. I have several. About $20 at Sam’s Club. I was in Sam’s this week. They have the new summer batch in. Bright colors! So the...
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    Guilty! Your Honor! From White Christmas to a...

    Guilty! Your Honor!
    From White Christmas to a Frozen Mardi Gras, it was fun while it lasted!
    Today’s morning low was 27 F. The relative humidity was 34%. Not conducive to winter precipitation!...
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    Hillsound FlexSteps Traction System From REI. ...

    Hillsound FlexSteps Traction System

    From REI.
    I have been fretting since I placed the order that these things might not fit my bewildering array of outdoor shoes.
    I worried for no reason....
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    The Restocking Gods smiled on me! REI has the...

    The Restocking Gods smiled on me!
    REI has the Hillsound Flexsteps in my size!
    They should arrive next week.
    We had an ice fog overnight. I might need the spikes sooner than I thought!
    This...
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    Thank you! I think we’re about finished with ice...

    Thank you! I think we’re about finished with ice in North Carolina and inventory is meager right now. I’ll shop around next Labor Day.
    Wayne
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    Microspikes? Explain please. Brand? Model? I’m...

    Microspikes? Explain please. Brand? Model? I’m shopping. Dick’s Sporting Goods Winston Salem is my closest source to see before I buy. They stock Hillsound products.
    Any shopping advice is greatly...
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    Expensive is “thinking that you are saving money...

    Expensive is “thinking that you are saving money buying an endless series of inferior products.”
    Economical is buying quality once!
    Wayne
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    Why not TarpTent? There are models that don’t...

    Why not TarpTent?
    There are models that don’t require trekking poles. Henry sells aluminum poles that replace trekking poles if you don’t use trekking poles. I haven’t looked lately, but I think...
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    I also have the Sol Aluminum which I rescued from...

    I also have the Sol Aluminum which I rescued from Gander Mountain as they were closing.
    It is by far the best system in my cooking cabinet.
    Wayne
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    Ditto! My exception: I bought some lightweight...

    Ditto!
    My exception: I bought some lightweight (male pantyhose weight synthetic) long John bottoms to sleep in and make nighttime excursions outside of the tent more comfortable.
    I have LL BEAN...
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    Get a map. Mark all of the Holiday Inns. When...

    Get a map.
    Mark all of the Holiday Inns.
    When the time comes, make a reservation. From a trail town with phone service.
    They don’t know your hiking.
    That said, a place like Gatlinburg would...
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    Y’all can have the fish tacos. Leave more...

    Y’all can have the fish tacos.
    Leave more shrimp tacos for me!
    Wayne
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    The man was lightyears ahead of the times. Wayne

    The man was lightyears ahead of the times.
    Wayne
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    Creede, CO. KIP’s Grill. Shrimp Tacos. ...

    Creede, CO.
    KIP’s Grill.
    Shrimp Tacos.
    Kip’s is also in Pagosa Springs, CO
    ‘Nuff said.
    Wayne
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    I still enjoy using American created and made...

    I still enjoy using American created and made gear.
    Wayne
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    Back in the Dark Ages, I scored a pair of...

    Back in the Dark Ages, I scored a pair of Komperdell telescoping poles from Sierra Trading Post.
    More recently I scored a pair of Komperdell Carbon Folding poles from Moosejaw. Both products have...
  23. Who is waiting for Post Covid to go hiking? I...

    Who is waiting for Post Covid to go hiking?
    I haven’t stopped hiking. Not backpacking, but still hiking.
    Music? I have a playlist titled Road Trip. It works equally well in the car or on the...
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    Pinedale area shuttle services:...

    Pinedale area shuttle services:
    https://www.greatoutdoorshop.com/services/shuttles/
    What is your backpacking itinerary in the Wind River Range?
    Wayne
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    I know that Jackson Hole Airport is convenient. ...

    I know that Jackson Hole Airport is convenient.
    BUT! It’s probably the most expensive airport in the USA to fly to. Especially around Labor Day when there is a big political shindig in Jackson. ...
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