[Cdt-l] umbrella?

JD Schaefer jdrows at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 08:22:52 CDT 2013


BB
I found the Golite to be too small in coverage and handle length such that
the opened brolly felt too close to my head.  I went with the German-made
Birdie and like it much more despite the additional 5-oz.
JD
Starting 4/1 f/ CC


On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 4:55 AM, Tjamrog08 <tjamrog at me.com> wrote:

> Definitely using my Go Lite chrome -dome umbrella to shade me from the sun
> in the desert, in light rain, and even to deflect wind.  I particularly
> like taking off my hat underneath the open umbrella under the the intense
> sun, and then enjoying the feeling of the air movement on my head.  I found
> I was so
> Uncle Tom
>
> On Mar 30, 2013, at 6:34 AM, Bob Sartini wrote:
>
> Any thoughts about an umbrella on the CDT?
> On Mar 30, 2013 2:18 AM, "Scott Williams" <baidarker at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I didn't use my rain pants all that often last year on the CDT, but when
>> I did, I was really glad I had them.  Several times, storms blew up in a
>> matter of a few minutes while I was on the Divide with rain and hail and
>> really strong winds that sent temps plummeting.  I'd been hiking along in
>> shorts one moment and the next, running down hill to the protection of the
>> first trees, to get enough shelter from the wind to even be able to put the
>> rain pants on.  The wet exposure could have resulted in hypothermia without
>> protection.  You could of course wrap yourself in whatever you've got, like
>> your tarp, and just wait it out, but by having the rain pants, I could just
>> trudge on.  I've used them enough on the CDT and the PCT to find them worth
>> the weight.
>>
>> Shroomer
>>
>>
>>
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