[cdt-l] Tent pick for the CDT?

Mateo Jackson msjack01 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 15 13:51:50 CST 2007

Shaggy Sticks,

I'm 6'5" so I know your concerns about cramped tents and sleeping with your 
legs a little curled up. I used the Rainbow TarpTent for the CDT and it did 
me right. I could lay down inside without contorting my body and even sit up 
with plenty of headroom. It was fine for any weather I had including being 
buried in snow.

Good luck on the hike!!


>          Just a couple weeks ago I decided to do it, to hit the CDT
>this year with the F-Yeah troop. I can not wait. I wish the best to
>everyone on the CDT this year!
>      I'm looking into a new tent, wondering what has worked in the
>past and what hasnt worked. I myself spent a Summer in CO, and know
>what happens in CO at night in the Summer. Its a beautiful thing when
>your in a cozy tent, and the rain and thunder pound the ground beneath
>you, the lightning lights up the sky. Its amazing.
>    But the tent I had in 2003 in CO was a Kelty Clark, which was a
>great tent, but I have outgrown it, now that I'm 6'4" its hard to find
>a tent thats not too cozy! It was also heavier than I want to carry
>     On the PCT last Summer (from Mexico to Tahoe), I carried a heavy
>mountain hardware tent. I need something lighter now. Everyone loved
>the tarptents on the PCT but how well do they do in the rain?
>      Any reccomendations would be great. Thanks much!!! --Shaggy Sticks,

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