Thanks for your detailed response. =D
I had recently taken a free Intro to Back Country Wilderness Skills class thru REI and the instructor recommended the Delorme because of its two-way capabilities. He said that SAR folks don’t like the Spot because they can’t communicate back to find out situation (i.e. is it “I have broken my leg and can’t hike out” or just “I am too tired to hike out”).
I was hoping to try one out as a rental for my solo SB Peak hike but without the commitment to the purchase and a plan.
Thanks again for the detailed response.
Please disregard question. We got our permit. =D
I have been doing many of my hikes in the 52 hike challenge alone and just hiked Cucamonga Peak alone as well. None of my longtime close friends have any interest in longer/higher hikes. I have met some great folks in other group hikes and have reached out, but I often prefer to hike on weekdays due to crowds so most people aren’t able to join me and I hike alone. I would also be interested in hiking with small groups for the six pack if that works. =D
Flex your adventure muscles!