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March 12, 2019 at 10:10 pm in reply to: First time Backpacker – TCT a good choice? #406697
Planning to do it over spring break (30/MAR – 5/APR) with my kids (12 and 15). We are planning it over six days so will take our time. This is their first time on anything more than an overnight. Looking forward to it. I haven’t done it before myself so hoping for a great experience for the kids.October 2, 2017 at 6:16 pm in reply to: 2-way SAT phone rental? #397812
I looked into this as well and after a thorough analysis came up with the following:
-This places rents them (https://www.lowergear.com/product.php/id/261) among others.
-Talking to a very experienced friend of mine he made the point that when you need it (i.e. you are in serious trouble), knowing that help is on the way would be critical to how you handle yourself. For that reason the two way communication is important.
-Although the Spot is initially cheaper to purchase when you look at the data plan it is almost the same price. When you look into depth on the data plan on the Spot you must purchase a full year whereas with the InReach you can buy it month by month and turn it off when you don’t need it. So the InReach will work out cheaper in the long run.
-You can rent both of them but when you look at the pricing for weekend rentals after four uses you would have paid for buying it. If you rent for longer the pay off might be different.
-For me, and the hiking I am doing (one or two day hikes on reasonably well traveled trails) there are enough people around that I decided that for the cost using my whistle would probably work fine for me. Keep in mind that to use one of these devices you need to be lucid enough and have enough time to fiddle with it. It is much more fiddly than using a cell phone to text.October 2, 2017 at 6:04 pm in reply to: I didn't quite make it… #397810
I’m with you! I didn’t get San Bernardino or San Gorgonio for various reasons. I will definitely be signing up again next year and with lessons learned this year will definitely get it next year. Ugh! Back up Wilson again (my least favorite)!September 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm in reply to: Gorgonio tomorrow 9/18 6 am – you're welcome to join! #394278
Good luck and have a great trip! Wish I could join but alas not to be.June 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm in reply to: Mt. Baldy or Cucamonga on July 1? #387726
Thinking to do Baldy in 2 weeks (15/JUL) possibly.June 30, 2017 at 4:18 pm in reply to: Mt. Baldy or Cucamonga on July 1? #387725
I’ll be at the parking lot tomorrow. Silver BMW 3. I’ll be in a blue long sleeve shirt with bright red pack. Will start shortly after I get there.June 28, 2017 at 9:51 pm in reply to: Mt. Baldy or Cucamonga on July 1? #387586
I am leaning towards Cucamonga on Saturday. I am a slow hiker. I have done it before and it is a rewarding hike. Advice – bring lots of water as you will need it!! I’ll be packing a 3l hydration bag, a 1 liter Nalgene and possibly some Gatorade bottles as well. Last time I remember coming down the final several miles dry and miserable. I will plan to be at the parking lot at 0600h on Saturday morning. Anyone interested in joining is welcome. If you are in Orange County and want to carpool contact me and we can arrange it separately.