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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    The Hydrapak Seeker bottles don’t leak. Or hasn’t yet.
    Maybe the problem is east coast water? LOL!
    How did you “back flush” your BeFree filter?
    Wayne

    Just as it suggests on the side of the bottle. Shake and swish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue indian View Post
    Just as it suggests on the side of the bottle. Shake and swish!
    Okay thanks. Backflushing in my old brain is the Sawyer way.
    Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue indian View Post
    Thank you!

    I experimented with how I carried the Bearikade Scout in my ULA Ohm. First I had a piece of ccf on the inside back panel of the pack which helped keep the can from really poking me too much. The first way (and preferred method) was to just put it on top of all my other gear inside the pack. Although this made the pack taller, it was the most comfortable location bc I couldnt really feel the can against my back at all. I also tried putting the can vertically in the middle of the pack. But without a hardcore back panel I could feel the can inside but gave the pack a smaller profile.

    My friends used HMG 2400 packs and they strapped their bv500's to the top. I saw some wacky ways of carrying those cannisters.

    I thought going NOBO was probably easier than going SOBO. There are some serious climbs (golden stair case for example) that would really suck going up. It would be amazing to finish on WHitney though. We summited Half Dome and used that as our metaphorical end point!
    Thanks for this insight. Looking forward to having you sharing more about your trip as you process the experience.

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    Im totally in the mood to talk trail life and gear as Ive only been home for a few days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    I don稚 trust sole sources. Maps at home show trails following major drainages. Trails crossing permanent tributaries of those drainages. Lakes. Ponds. Guthook is running if I知 near the CDT. If I happen to be crossing a creek I値l check to see if Guthook lists it.
    Obviously my experience has been in much better watered places than California. To the point of picking campsites near very obvious major permanent water sources and then finding what I named Mini Creeks hidden in the local vegetation steps from my tent. I found them by the sounds of water tricking over rocks flowing downhill. Not shown on the map or my phone. But water nonetheless. In a wet year of course. Convenient but not critical to my overall water supply. Lagniappe!
    YMMV.
    Wayne
    Sometimes
    You dont trust any listed sources
    In dry conditions
    When find water....you get water
    Next water might be mudhole with cows in it

    Water not necessary for campsite
    Especially when 20+ miles apart

    A good campsite....is flat ground
    A view is gravy.

    But this is jmt
    A dry stretch...is 7 mi. W/out water
    Water water everywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    Sometimes
    You dont trust any listed sources
    In dry conditions
    When find water....you get water
    Next water might be mudhole with cows in it

    Water not necessary for campsite
    Especially when 20+ miles apart

    A good campsite....is flat ground
    A view is gravy.

    But this is jmt
    A dry stretch...is 7 mi. W/out water
    Water water everywhere
    Sorry. I appreciate the advice.
    But the picture you paint is alien to me. I prefer permanently watered locations. Even 5-7 miles, like the JMT, would be farther than I致e experienced. Although I知 sure that I may run across a 5-7 mile dry patch one of these days. I might carry a liter of water if/when I expect that to happen.
    Cheers!
    Wayne

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    I am feeling lazy and don’t feel like sifting.

    Has anyone flown to Reno, then taken the 395 bus to Bishop to retrieve permits?

    How’d you get to the trail after permit stop in Bishop?

    Is there a similar method to an approach from LAX?

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    Not done it. Read what others have said here. Opposite to the Reno-Bishop plan.
    Fresno Airport and a bus to Yosemite. Assuming you have a Yosemite permit.
    Mammoth airport and Devils Postpile start. Folks here have reported that itinerary.
    Good luck!
    Wayne

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