deborah

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2/15/2021
Topic:
Villager Peak

deborah
deborah
Nice job to both of you! Good pictures and report.
2/15/2021
Topic:
Rockhouse Canyon 2 Days

deborah
deborah
Still catching on these great trip reports... This sounds like it was an adventure! The dry falls near the Adler / Nicholias junction look really fun. Thanks for sharing.
2/15/2021
Topic:
Fish Benchmark and Eagle Benchmark

deborah
deborah
Great trip report tekewin! I had to look that up on Caltopo, haven't been out there yet either. Nice work!
4/2/2021
Topic:
some pics from Wednesday

deborah
deborah
Oh that's great! I chuckled reading it. It reminds me of those internal debates, like "this downclimb can't be that bad?" when you know the alternative is a long backtrack...

Where is this?
4/2/2021
Topic:
some pics from Wednesday

deborah
deborah
Thanks Brian, I thought that's where it was but wasn't quite sure.

It's a great area to explore. Sometimes I follow Schad's approach, then meander back via Rockhouse Canyon. I have yet to do the climb to Dawn's Peak though. Maybe this year. smile
7/11/2021
Topic:
Ban Mylar Balloons - Sign The Petition

deborah
deborah
I signed it. I think I am closing in on 100 balloons found in Anza Borrego over the years.
7/11/2021
Topic:
2021

deborah
deborah
Amazing pictures as always!!
7/11/2021
Topic:
North McCain Valley

deborah
deborah
Great pictures and report! I never knew the name of the "striped racers". I always like seeing those.
7/29/2021
Topic:
North McCain Valley

deborah
deborah
Rocko1 wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
A few years back I showed up in McCain for a mid summer overnight trip with Daren while wearing all white including a big floppy hat. As I recall, the ensemble went over like a lead mylar as did prior discussions about a reflective hiking umbrella. Never got one but still think it would be a good idea in low wind open terrain. Don't forget the SPF part. Have already had my share of skin cancers removed and total body coverage with something, sunscreen or clothing, is a good idea.



On the way down from Rabbit one in our group had an ultralight reflective umbrella. 6-7oz if I recall. It also had a hand strap that attached to your shoulder strap so your hand could hold umbrella shaft and quasi rest your wrist at the same time. 2 miles from the trailhead it was 92F and 1-5mph winds. I tried it for a few minutes and it helped with the heat greatly. The shadow cast covered about the top 40% of your body. Having air move around you while in the shade it much cooler and preferable that just having clothing-however breathable-cover your skin. Of course would work for rain too.

Is it worth the weight?

Cons-can't use 2 hiking poles, weight, doesn't hold up to strong wind-will break.




I have a Sea to Summit umbrella that I occasionally carry. I like it for days that are particularly hot when I know I'm going to be out all day. I may only use it for a few hours, but even then it really helps with the heat.

If I'm going to be doing more trail running then I leave it behind to save weight and volume.

Yeah, it doesn't work well if it's really windy or if you're scrambling. But I find that when it's warm enough to use the umbrella, the rocks are too hot to climb around on anyway, so that problem kinda works itself out. It's just a different kind of outing.

And I've actually used it for hiking in the rain too. smile
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